Well, it’s been quite a week… I’ll tell you that much. I mean, Halloween on a Wednesday?! That’s like a teacher’s nightmare! Well, I *kinda* *maybe* *sort of* went against my original plan to embrace Halloween. I *kinda* *maybe* *sort of* ignored the holiday completely at school. But, in my defense, I came down with allergies/a cold on Tuesday during school and I was feeling like crud! So, I just had to do my best to make it through the day on Wednesday!!!
And, now, I sound like a man…. which is ever so attractive during parent conferences 🙂
My kids really have been pretty awesome this week, even with Halloween smackdab in the middle. I’m going to say it’s because we’ve been super busy learning how to tell time!
On Monday, I had my kids work in groups to make the parts of a clock with cut-up sentence strips. Then, they got on the floor, put them together, and started to practice making times!
On Tuesday, we made a timeline of our day. First, we brainstormed a typical 2nd grader’s schedule on the board. Then, I assigned each student a time to illustrate and make on the clock. Afterwards, we put them all in order on the butcher paper!
And, yes, there are some wrong times that I need to correct, dangit!
On Wednesday, we reviewed time a little bit more, but only focused on time to the hour and half hour. After practicing on their individual clocks for a while, they made these little pocket-books from my “It’s About Time” unit.
where they wrote the times and sorted time to the hour and time to the half-hour.
Then, today we talked about seconds, minutes, and hours! First, we brainstormed lots of activities for each section.
Then, we sorted different activities with our flapbooks (found in my unit)!!
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Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!!! We are so excited for ROCK YOUR SCHOOL!! Make sure you follow along at @getyourteachon and if you are participating make sure to the the hashtags: #getyourteachon & #rockyourschool 💙💚💓🧡💜. And yes, I chopped off a boat load of hair!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like @teachin_gal has her kiddos all ready for place value!!! #magicofmath ・・・ Ready to dive into place value tomorrow! Printing anything on @astrobrights makes me happy 😍 bit.ly/2ndMoMUnit1... See MoreSee Less
Directed Drawing Tip: Have students draw on half sheets of paper, index cards, or something similar. Then they don’t take up quite as much space. In this pic, my students worked together to retell the story, then we added both of their drawings to the display!