- Identify and describe which activities occur at what times
- Compare and contrast the activities of their day
- Match and write digital and analog times
- Collaborate with their classmates
- A Tale of Two Times Activity Sheet printable
- Time to Match Activity Sheet printable
- Index cards
- Watch or stopwatch
Part I: Make the Connection
Step 1: List students’ favorite activities on the board. Ask if there are specific times of day these activities need to happen. Talk about how we use time to determine the best moment to complete certain activities.
Step 2: Discuss and define a.m. and p.m.
Part II: Let’s Talk Time Activity
Step 3: Have students complete the A Tale of Two Times Activity Sheet printable.
Leveling for Grade 1: Have students draw pictures to accompany their text.
Leveling for Grade 3: Have students outline their ideas on the sheet, then use separate paper to write paragraphs about each time.
Part III: Time in Action Activity
Step 4: Have students write one time in two ways on index cards:
- Card 1: analog
- Card 2: digital
Step 5: Review the cards and correct errors. Select pairs of analog and digital time so that you have one card per student.
Step 6: Tape one card on each student’s back. Allow students to move around and work collaboratively to record the time each student has on his or her back on the first column of the Time to Match Activity Sheet printable.