Learning the importance of time and how it applies to everything we do is one of the most fundamental things students can learn in the classroom.
- 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 reproducible
- Time to Match reproducible
- Index cards
- Watch or stopwatch
Make the Connection
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. Discuss and define a.m. and p.m.
Let’s Talk Time
Have students complete the A Tale of Two Times activity sheet.
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.
Time in Action
Have students write one time in two ways on index cards:
- Card 1: analog
- Card 2: digital
Review the cards and correct errors. Select pairs of analog and digital time so that you have one per student. 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 Time to Match activity sheet. When the times are matched, have students return to their seats and complete the activity sheet.