Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Time Check" Activity Freebie

I know I haven't been very constant with my posts lately, but things have been very crazy. I'm trying to get better at finding time to sit down when I get home to post some of the things I've been doing. I am constantly taking pictures in class to share ideas, but have a hard time actually getting them posted on here! I will try to be more vigilant about it.

These next couple weeks we are focusing on telling time. A teammate of mine had the idea of doing a "time check" once in a while during the day for the students to look at our classroom clock and read the time. I thought it would be cool to do it about 4 times throughout the day and have them record it. Then at the end of the day the students who were able to get the times correctly could receive a sticker or a penny (from the class economy management system I am using currently).  So I created a little recording sheet that the students could have taped to their desk to record on each time I announced that it was a "time check". Of course this first week I will only announce a "time check" when the clock is exactly on an hour. Next week I might include on the hour and half hour times as well. Here is a copy of the quarter sized recording sheets if you'd like to try this. I obviously haven't tried it yet and hope it works well. The pics are linked to the documents. :) Also, feel free to let me know any suggestions!


  1. I have always wanted to do this throughout the day, but never remember. I think the paper would help! Thanks for the idea!


  2. Thank you! This will be wonderful!

  3. Carly,

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  4. Anonymous3/05/2012

    Looking Good!!!

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    WILD About First Grade!

  7. Melanie7/16/2012

    Great ideas! Could you please share the length dimensions for the chart stand made with PVC? Thanks!

  8. I have always done this but never thought to have them write it down.

    You have a cute blog and I love your ideas! =)

    Heather's Heart

  9. Anonymous5/10/2013

    This sounds like a great idea~! I'll be trying this out.


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