I am so excited to be teaming up with some of my fabulous blogging friends to bring you a blog hop with incredible tips, tricks, and ideas the last weekend of each month! We are kicking off this month with mathematical ideas to use in your classrooms!
I LOVE teaching math! I am always trying to find fun ways to get my kids up and moving or working together to solve problems. One of my favorite units to teach is telling time! After I teach my kiddos about the hour hand and minute hand, we make our own watches! The kids each get a blank clock face and a strip of colored paper. I have each of my students draw the hour hand and minute hand on their watch face. I tell my second graders to pick a time to the nearest five minutes. If your students are younger, you may choose time to the hour or half hour. Next, they glue the faces to their "watch band." Then, the students put on their watches.
After the watches are assembled and on everyone's wrists, the real fun begins! Each student is assigned a number. I have 21 students in my class, so everyone gets a number 1-21. They write this number on the band of the watch. Next, I give them an answer sheet with numbered boxes. Students must go around the room and ask each student, "Excuse me, what time is it?" The student must show their watch WITHOUT saying anything. The student who asked for the time must read the watch and record their time on their answer sheet. After everyone has walked around the room and gathered the times, they return to their seats and we review the answers together as a class! Easy peezy and SO much fun!
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