Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Like Clockwork

I had thought about having a "Time for school" theme day but it just didn't come together until I found this. I was so inspired we had our theme on Monday.

For breakfast, we had oatmeal and raisin clocks. W did a great job telling time even without the numbers!

After that, we sang our telling time song (tune of wheels on the bus)
The hands on the clock go 'round and 'round,
round and round, round and round
The hands on the clock go 'round and 'round, when we're telling time.

The short hand says its number first, number first, number first.
The short hand says its number first, when you're telling time.

The big hand is long and counts by fives, counts by fives, counts by fives.
The big hand is long and counts by fives, to tell us the minutes.

and watched a telling time videoW used his body to tell time on a clock he drew in the driveway, and B practiced with our toy clock.We even read books about telling time. (W really liked Bunny Day. It was easy to read and you had to search for the clocks in each picture.)For snack, I made watches using Fruit by the Foot (with most of the paper left on) and sugar cookies decorated with icing.
W loved them!For review, we skipped the usual worksheets and practiced telling time on our chalkboard (side rant-It is so hard to find just regular chalk nowadays!) and by putting time flashcards in numerical order.It was a great TIME!
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4 comments:

Christy said...

We bought regular chalk at Staples the other day. You can also find it at teacher supply stores.

I love the oatmeal and cookies! Great ideas.

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Annette W. said...

Oh, what fun! My daughter is interested in time now...love the oatmeal best!

Candace said...

What a great theme day! I can't wait until I'm able to do these things with E.......(you HAVE to keep your blog up and running a few more years so that I can use your ideas!) :)