I have the pleasure of sharing a wonderful product for teaching and reviewing time created by Amna Baig of Teach Two Reach.
Springing Into Telling Time is a great product with lots of variety and activities to practice learning to tell time. It includes both math and writing activities as well as a craftivity.
We started off the unit with thinking about the different times of day and night. After discussing these and the concept of noon, midnight, a.m. and p.m., we talked about what our favorite time of day was. Then we thought about the favorite times of different creatures. This led to the writing activity in the packet.
Each child chose the creature they wanted to write about and they shared their ideas of that creature's favorite time of the day. Here are a couple of examples.
After discussing times of the day, we began to think about specific times. We began with the hours and the half hours. Most students were able to handle this part really well. Then we added the quarter hours and three quarter hours. This was more challenging for them, but they are beginning to get the idea.
We are still working on reading time with five minute intervals. Most of my grade 3s have it, but my grade 2s are still figuring it out. There are several activities to practice this concept. We will need to continue to practice for a bit longer.
Digital time is not a problem for my students. They are all able to read digital time. However, matching up digital time with the analog clock is still a challenge. Luckily, there are practice sheets for that too.
As with all concepts that we teach, games make them more fun to learn, and the kids don't realize that they are getting practice when they are playing the games. There are 2 games in this packet. The first one is I Have, Who Has. Only my grade 3s have had a chance to play this game, so far, but they really had to think about the times on the analog clocks. The grade 2s are asking when they get to play. It is a great motivator for them.
The second game is a matching game that has the digital time and the analog time. I gave this to my grade 2s and a couple of grade 3s. I chose the simpler ones for my grade 2s to do and the five minute intervals for the grade 3s. After a bit more practice, I will give all of them to my grade 2s as well.
Amna has put together a sampler pack for you to try out. If you like what you see, you might want to purchase her full packet from her TpT store. I would highly recommend it. There are many different activities to choose from. I still have some that I haven't tried yet. Click on the image below to get your free sampler.
About Me Charlene Sequeira
I am a wife, mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and a retired primary and music teacher. I love working with kids and continue to volunteer at school and teach ukulele.