1-2-3 Come Tell Digital and Analog Time With Me!
I was pretty happy; after I got done with the Whooo knows the time? owl clock. Everyone I showed it to thought it was cute.
A friend commented that she felt a smaller version might be better for students.
I know that some teachers might not have the time for their kiddo’s to create the larger ones, so I decided to make mini Whooo knows the time? owl clock PADDLES. My “coin paddles” are one of our most downloaded items, so perhaps these will be a winner too.
While frogging around gluing the analog owl to the Popsicle stick, I thought why not put a digital one on the back, so teachers could review both Common Core State Standards. (1.MD.3a) They can use the big one and call out a time. Using dry erase markers, children draw the hands on their clock, and the numbers on the digital side, and then hold it up. Does it match the clocks that the teacher is holding? You can whole-group assess in seconds!
Print off the colored ones, or run off the black and white template on white construction paper. Students color their owls any color they want. Laminate and return to them to cut and glue to a Popsicle stick, gluing the analog owl on one side and the digital clock on the other.
If you want to use your owls each year, instead of having students make their own, print off the colored owl template and laminate.
Mr. Clean Erasers do a nice job of cleaning dry erase, and even permanent marker off laminate! Students only need a small square of the eraser, so cut your Mr. Clean ones in 8 pieces.
You could also make a few of the big clocks and have students partner up. One plays the teacher, and the other shows their student-paddle. This is a great way to pair up a strong student, with a struggler, for more one-on-one review time.
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1-2-3 Come Reduce, Reuse and Recycle With Me!
April 22nd is fast approaching. Do you need a little something to plug in for Earth Day?
I've been busy designing some quick and easy writing prompts, craftivities, and a game, that I think you'll enjoy.
Making a class book is a fun way to get your kiddo's excited about writing. Each child completes their page; you collect and collate them.
Students complete the thought for each of the 3 sentences. How do they reduce, reuse andrecyle to help our earth?
Remind them about capitalization, spacing and punctuation, so that you cover those standards as well.
When you share the completed book with your class, have each child read their own page.
Add some pizzazz by having students color the illustrations and then glue their own school photo over either the girl or boy's face. Click on the link to view/download the Earth Day Class Book.
Another way you can have students write about reducing, reusing and recycling, is to have them make this simple, but striking Earth Day dangler.
The recycling symbols and hearts are glued together to form 3 sides; one for each R word. Students write how they reduce on one heart, how they reuse on another and finally how they recycle on the 3rd one.
Hang from a yarn loop so the writing prompt "craftivity" twirls and dangles from the ceiling.
Click on the link to view/download the Earth Day Writing Prompt Dangler.
Finally, I made an Earth Day game that helps review clock numbers, simple addition, and things that can be recycled.
Students roll first one, and then two dice, to get a time-to-the-hour number that they write on their clock.
They then glue the matching numbered item that it is "time to reduce, reuse or recycle."
Click on the link to view/download Earth Day: It's Time To Recycle Clock Game.
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1-2-3 Come Tell Time With Me!
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I thought it would be fun to make a mustache telling time game; it's entitled: "I Mustache You What Time Is It?"
This packet includes recording sheets, a mustache clock spinner + a telling time matching worksheet, which you can use as an assessment for time to the hour.
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1-2-3 Come Tell Time With The Lorax And Me!
I think the Truffula trees are really cute. When I was paging through the book, The Lorax, I loved all of the pastel colors. What a pretty place to visit.
The trunks seemed to be a great vehicle for digital time, so I decided to design a telling time game, with a Lorax clock, that would be nice practice for telling time to the hour. There are 2 different games in the It's Truffula Time packet.
In the first game, students play in groups of 2-4, taking turns spinning the Lorax clock. Whatever analog time they land on, they trace the digital time on their Truffula tree trunk.
Students can also use the Lorax spinner clock, to write numbers on their mini-clock recording sheet. For this game, they can substitute dice for a spinner, rolling first 1 die for clock times 1-6.
After they have filled in all of those times, students then roll 2 dice, and add them together, to get the times greater than 6.
If you want students to practice more analog time, simply add a small paperclip with the larger one, to make hands on the clock. After students have recorded their number, they show that time on the Lorax clock.
Students can use your sample clocks that you've made for the game, or if you have time, allow students to make their own clocks. It's a great way to whole-group assess.
You can run the Trufulla tree tops on copy paper and have students color, cut and glue their tree top to their digital answer sheet, or to expedite things, and add a bit more pizzazz, you can run the master off on yellow, turquoise and pink construction paper.
Students choose a top and trim it. Click on the link to view/download the Lorax Truffula Telling Time packet.
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1-2-3 Come Tell Time With Me!
The Cat in the Hat Telling Time Game is a fun additon for your Seuss-themed activities.
Students make their analog Cat in the Hat clock and add digital time stripes to their hat by rolling dice.
They trace the stripe, place it on their hat and then manipulate the paperclip hands to show the analog time.
The first one with a completed hat, or the one with the most stripes when the timer rings, is the winner.
Teachers should make a sample for demonstration and then use it as an anchor chart for the month of March.
Click on the link to view/download The Cat In The Hat Telling Time Game.
These Seuss bookmarks would make a nice "prize" for the winners, or use them as a sweet surprise, and leave them on your students desks.
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1-2-3 Come Tell Time With Me!
If you need a clock, telling time templates to make games and activities, or assessment worksheets for assessing analog and digital time, this is the packet for you.
Choose from a variety of digital and analog clocks to help you teach the Common Core State Standard:1.MD.3
I've designed both large teacher clocks for demonstration purposes, as well as matching mini clocks for students to make and manipulate.
Run off and glue the clock templates to construction paper or a paper plate for durability. Add paperclips or tag board hands for students to manipulate.
I've also included fraction clocks to show 5 after, quarter after, and half past, so that you can review this vocabulary and another Common Core Math Standard as well.
These clocks make nice telling time anchor charts to refer to.
Calling out a time and having students move the hands to make that time, and then holding up their clock, is a quick, easy and fun way to whole group assess.
There are a variety of blank as well as filled-in clocks so students have an opportunity to learn as they make their clock.
I truly believe that "doing" leads to understanding. Why give a child a pre-made plastic clock, when you can build their self-esteem, by having them make their own.
Writing in numbers on their clocks, will help reinforce time concepts as well.
I also have several different telling digital and analog time assessment sheets so students can record answers and give you a paper trail of accomplishment for their student portfolio's or file.
You can make these into games, by orally giving students a time for them to record on their answer sheet.
You can also hold up your clock and have students shoot up their hand to tell you what time it is, or use the assessments as an "I Spy!" the time activity.
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1-2-3 Come Play A Game With Me!
Whenever I design a lesson I try to theme it to something that is going on during the month I'll be teaching it.
Since February is Dental Hygiene Month, a lot of teachers do lessons involving teeth.
I thought it would be fun to design a "Tooth Time" activity, so that you could review telling time to the hour.
It's a nice plug in for your other dental activities, as it's always time to remember to brush your teeth.
There are 2 different ways to play the game.
For one game, students spin the tooth clock. Whatever time they land on, they write down the digital time on their toothbrush log.
The first one to fill in all of the times, or has the most completed, when the timer rings, is the winner.
In the second game students practice their math skills.
Children roll first one dice, 'til they have filled in their tooth clock from 1-6. When they have accomplished that, they roll two dice and add them together, so they can fill in the remaining times.
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1 2 3 Come Tell Time With Me!
Woo hoo! After days of designing this "Telling Time" packet for you, it's finally done, and 145 pages long!
I think these cards will be a fun way for you to teach/review the Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.3
There is a set of analog and digital time cards for telling time to the hour and half hour for EVERY month!
I've included two sets for August. One set has a summer theme, the other has a back-to-school theme.
Set up a section of wall and make it into your "What Time Is It?" board.
My large seasonal teacher clocks would look cute in the middle.
I've also included an assessment page + a blank set for each month, so you can program with whatever.
There's a tip sheet with lots of ideas of how to use these cards, including games and puzzles; + kaboom bomb cards.
Run off a set for your kiddo's, have them include the cover, so children can make a monthly Itty Bitty Time booklet out of the cards.
Click on the link to view/download the Telling Time Through The Calendar packet.
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