1-2-3 Come Tell Time With Me
Do you have an apple theme going on in the fall? Is studying time to the hour or half hour one of your standards? If your answer is "Yes!" then I think you'll find these apple-themed time cards useful.
Use them to teach/review digital and analog time to the hour and half hour.
This FREE packet includes 2 assessments, plus a black and white template and cover, so children can make their own "Itty Bitty" booklet.
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Thanks for stopping by. Like yesterday, today is a hot "dog-day" in July. My grandchildren are coming, so it's time to get ready for the pool.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, filled with lots of giggles, snuggles and love-filled moments.
Practice telling digital and analog time to the hour and half hour by making a clockapillar.
Practice analog & digital time to the hour and half hour with this Seuss-themed packet of games and activities.
1-2-3 Come Do Some More Olympic Activities With Me
Since the Winter Olympics in Sochi, continue through Sunday, February 23rd, I decided to design a few more simple and quick Olympic activities you can easily fit into your busy day.
I thought a list of where all of the Olympics have been held (for summer and winter) might be useful, especially if you think of daily trivia questions for your students.
Click on the link to view/download the Present and Past Locations of the Summer and Winter Olympics.
If you're looking for some educational sites with Olympic "stuff" click on the link to zip on over to Mrs. Jackson's Class blog spot. She's made a list of over 50 Educational Olympic links.
Ever wonder who designed the official Olympic flag or the meaning behind the 5 interlocking rings? I did, so I spent some time doing research, so you don't have to.
A few hours later, I came up with a 2-page list of interesting facts, and included them in the Olympic Flag Information and Craftivities packet.
There's a large black and white picture of the rings for your students to color, or strenghten their finger muscles and give them some fine motor practice, by having them rip & tear 1/2 inch strips of construction paper, and then glue individual pieces to the appropriate rings.
Whenever my students did our monthly rip and tear activity, I told them to rip piles of colors first, then rub glue over a particular section, and then press the scrap piece down. This goes so much faster, and is a lot less sticky, than if a child rips one piece at a time and tries to put glue on that little torn piece.
So that students can see what colors to use, I've included a mini poster for you to hang. There's also mini Olympic flags that your kiddos can color and then mount to a Popsicle stick. Click on the link to view/download the Olympic Flag Information and Craftivities packet.
When I'm designing one idea, a zillion others are also popping into my head. I have to jot them down or they will be lost. Such was the case with the game "Rolling For The Gold."
While drawing the black and white rings, I thought it would be fun for students to use them for a coloring game. Children pick a partner and take turns rolling the dice.
If they roll a one they color the first ring blue, a roll of a two allows them to color the second ring yellow, and so on. However, if they roll the dreaded six, they lose their turn.
This is a quick and easy way to review ordinal numbers, as well as a host of other life skills children learn while playing games.
I've included an Olympic rings ordinal numbers anchor chart, an ordinal numbers trace and write worksheet + 2 mini certificates of praise. Click on the link to view/download the Rolling For the Gold Olympic Dice Game.
I saw another cool Olympic rings idea over at Activity Village. So that Olympic ring - paper plate painting, is do-able for little ones, here's my extended version for this idea. So that there's not so much surface to paint, use the small 8-inch plates.
Have students work in groups of 5. Demonstrate how to cut a slit and then cut out the center circle inside the plate. Each student cuts out the center of theirs and then paints it the assigned color.
You may want to precut the circles for PK kids. (I cut out 2 at a time and it only took me 10 minutes to make 20.)
I like the look of the rings better, if you paint the puffed up back side. This is also easier for little ones to paint as they don't have to try to fill in the grooves that are on the front.
Set aside to dry. Have students link their circles according to the appropriate color order. So they don't unlink as you hang them, staple the plates shut after they are linked. Punch a hole on either end, add a yarn loop, and hang as a high border on your hallway wall.
The photo is my non-painted sample. Older students can paint both sides and when dry, write vocabulary words that have to do with the Olympics on the back side of their rings. Suspend these from the ceiling.
A Little Learning For Two has another thing you can do with paper plate rings. An Olympic ring toss is a quick, easy and fun gross motor activity. To add some math to the game, give each color a point value. When students are done tossing all 5, they add up their total points.
Students can also make a set of Olympic rings out of pipe cleaners. Your kiddos can simply make the pipe cleaner links as shown in the photo, or make an Olympic necklace.
To make "perfect" smaller circles, pre-cut the pipe cleaners so that they are long enough for students to wrap around an empty toilet paper roll to get the circle shape. When they have made all five circles, have them link them up and then twist the ends to close.
Tie a piece of yarn at each end so that students can wear their Olympic rings as a necklace. Adding cut up straws and/or pony beads, is a great fine motor skill and will add to the pizzazz of their necklaces.
Finally, since the Olympics involve lots of timed events, I thought it would be appropriate to make an "It's Time For The Olympics activity packet, to help practice and reinforce analog and digital time to the hour and half hour. (Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.3)
Run off the Olympic Rings clock template on white construction paper or card stock. I've included one in color as well as one in black and white. Print the clock faces and digital time boxes on glossy white photo paper. Trim and glue to the Olympic rings clock page.
You now have a dry erase board, as a dry erase marker can be easily rubbed off of the glossy photo paper! This is a quick, easy and fun way to whole-group assess.
Call out a time; students draw the hands on their clock and record the digital time in the box; when they are done, they hold up their paper. You can see at a glance who's correct.
I've included four worksheets for more practice or assessing, plus a certificate of praise in the form of an Olympic time bookmark.
Beside using the pattern as an assessment tool, you could also punch a hole in the center and add hands if you wanted to have a few clock manipulatives as well. Click on the link to view/download the Olympic Telling Time packet.
Thanks for visiting today. Feel free to PIN away. I hope you can stop by tomorrow, as I'll be finishing up with Olympic FREEBIES and moving on to FREE President's Day activities.
“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” -Unknown
1-2-3 Come Do Some Interesting Activities With Me
Since the lists of my all-time favorite books for various units, have been so popular, I decided to make one for my love-themed selections, which include Valentine's Day books and books about hugs, kisses and love.
I think it's probably my biggest collection, as Valentine's Day has been my favorite holiday since I was five. Click on the link to view/dowload the list of My 100 All-Time Favorite Valentine Books.
Books need a bookmark, so I designed ten Valentine bookmarks that you can use as incentives (challenge students to collect all of them as they complete various tasks each day) or give as prizes on your party day.
Click on the link to view/download the Valentine's Day Bookmark packet.
Like the book lists, the punctuation pocket cards, have also been extremely popular, so I made a set of 30 with a valentine theme. Print; laminate and trim.
You can put them in your pocket chart, read as a whole group and then make corrections with a dry erase marker.
Students circle the letters that should be capitalized, and then add end punctuation.
I made a lot more cards for this packet, as I thought it might be a fun activity for Valentine's Day.
Pass one out to each student to make corrections and then share the results with the class.
I purposely included quite a few contractions in the simple sentences to provide yet another teachable moment. Click on the link to view/download the Valentine Grammar Cards.
While I was making the valentine clock cards yesterday, I was working on several other telling time activities, and finished them today.
Time For Valentines is a candy heart spinner game. Children play with a partner or in groups of 3 or 4 taking turns spinning the candy heart clock.
Whatever number they land on, is the heart that they color on their recording sheet. Students also write in the digital time, and if you want, have them cover the heart with a candy one.
The student who completes their clock first is the winner. The prize can be the candy hearts. Inform students that they may eat one, and then put the rest in the box to take home. Click on the link to view/download the Candy Heart Clock Game.
Finally, I also finished the Watch Me Tell Time whole-group assessment activity. Print off the pocket watch page on tan or gold paper, cut off the directions.
Run off the clocks and digital time rectangles on glossy photo paper. Cut out the clocks and boxes and glue one to each pocket watch paper. You've now created a dry erase board.
Call out a time. Using a dry erase marker, students draw hands on the clock face and write the digital time in the box. When they are done, they hold up their pocket watch.
This is a quick, easy and fun way to whole group assess analog and digital time to the hour or half hour. (Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.3) Click on the link to view/download the Watch Me Tell Time assessment packet.
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"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." -John Dewey