Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fun with Time...Books & Foldable

Have a little time on your hands? Maybe it's time to learn about TIME! Here's some fun that we've been having:

Books on Time...Here's What We've Been Reading:

Just a Minute!
Fred is confused about what a "minute" is because his family members keep saying "just a minute" but then proceed to take a VERY. LONG. TIME. Cute book.

Clocks and More Clocks
Mr. Higgins thinks that the clocks in his house don't keep correct time. He'll check a clock on one floor in his house, find it's 3:00, only to go upstairs and find that the clock there says 3:01. Since he can never catch clocks on different floors showing the same exact time, he's convinced there is something wrong. My 9yo totally caught the humor and kept shaking his head throughout the reading.

Telling Time
Great introduction to the concept of time. More advanced than your usual concept book, addressing everything from seconds to hours, analog and digital clocks, and years to millennia. 

Hands-on with Time

Judy Clock
Each student took a Judy Clock and moved the hour and minute hand as we talked about them. I then called out various times and had students check to see that they had the same time as their neighbor.

Time Foldable
My students made their own foldable books about time. We made foldable books with four sections. (Sorta like this "flip flap with 4 flaps.") Each child picked four times during the day. On the top of a flap, he wrote the activity that takes place during a certain time and drew a picture. On the inside of that flap, we stamped a blank clock. Each student showed the time with a Judy Clock and then copied the Judy Clock time onto the blank clock. For example, a child wrote "get up" and illustrated the front of the flap with a picture of getting out of bed. He then showed his wake up time on a Judy Clock (6:45) and copied that information onto the stamp inside the flap. I told my students they could then quiz other people to see if they could figure out when each event took place...and then have their readers open the flap to check.

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  1. Thanks for sharing the foldable ideas. I'm going to HAVE to get me of those clock stamps!
    First Grade Delight

  2. I heart foldables. I saw Dinah Zike speak at a conference a few years ago and her enthusiasm is contagious! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love foldables!!
    I'm looking forward to being able to organize them next year and get everything just right for my Firsties. I wanted very much for my kids to have interactive math notebooks this year, but it just didn't work out because of the timing of my getting hired in my new district. I guess it is what it is for now. Next year, the foldables will be organized SO much more efficiently, and the math notebooks will turn out AMAZING! (Big plans for next year! Ha!Ha!)

    Swing by my blog at Floating Through First Grade when you get some time. I've only been at this blogging thing for a month now, but I look forward to sharing my ideas with you! :)

    Floating Through First Grade

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    1. You are so welcome. Thanks for commenting! :)


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