Saturday, May 24, 2014

Weekend Warriors: Ideas, Freebies & Giveaways- DAY 1

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!

If you would like to use this activity in your classroom, just click on the picture below so you can download this FREEBIE for your students too!

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23 comments :

  1. My students love Bump! I have been asked for a specific holiday version to be pulled out months after I put it away!

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  2. I love place value and I love teaching multiplication since they are just introduced to it in second grade and think it is so fun! We love scoot games in our class.

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  3. I love doing Scoot activites with spiraling review of math skills with my second graders!

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  4. I love doing glyphs....they can all be different!

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  5. I've been loving Scoot games right now. The kids get to move and still practice math skills!

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  6. My kids love using their white boards. Its great for practicing listening skills to. I will tell them a word story, a riddle, or a clue and then write the answer, flip it (down so no one can see) and then show it. The ones that get it wrong can quickly change their answer and show it again.
    Pauline at First Grade by the Sea

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  7. Love MATH centers..games! Wendy 1stgradefireworks 1stgradefireworks

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  8. I love teaching geometry! There are so many great activities to do.

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  9. I love combining math with everything so my favorite would have to be when they don't even know they are doing math until I tell them. I teach kinders and I love seeing them when I tell them they are adding and subtracting and they don't even know when they learned it.

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  10. I love teaching place value (even though at times it can be VERY frustrating). I also enjoy teaching time. Carol

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  11. I LOVE those watches! We can certainly use a little extra time practice over here :)

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  12. Love this idea......I would love to see them all ask, "Excuse me, what time is it?" to each other! What a fun way to review time!

    Christy
    Crayons and Whimsy

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  13. My favorite math activity is tying literature into math so that the students see that there is overlap with content areas.

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  14. I love to have my students play Bump games to practice their fluencies or to do scoot activities with task cards!

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  15. I just LOVE to do a Math/Art activity at the end of each Math unit!!! One of my favourites is creating a 3-D shape mobile out of paper nets, colouring and assembling each shape, decorating, and then attaching them to a plastic clothes hanger and hanging them from our classroom clothes line!! Thank you for your generosity and for considering me =). leafsgirl@rogers.com.

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  16. I like teaching mental math strategies. It's great to see when it clicks for some of the kids.

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  17. I enjoy composing shapes with pattern blocks. Maria

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  18. I love this activity! I like how you have the students draw the minute and hour hands themselves. Brilliant!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  19. We enjoy playing "Scoot" for word problems.
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  20. Definitely anything that gets them up and moving....splat, scoot, around the room. They LOVE them!
    teachreason@gmail.com

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  21. Such a cute idea with the watches! Thanks for sharing :)

    Melissa
    First Grade Smiles

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  22. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing! I'll be honest...math is my least favorite subject to teach, but I do like teaching my first graders about fact families. :-)

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