Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Building a Clock
To kick off our mini unit on time, first graders worked in small groups and were asked to put together "something" piece by piece as I gave directions. They had no idea what they were building until I asked them to put out the numbered cards. "Oh! It's a clock I bet!" was heard from the chattering students. They had guessed correctly! Our discussion then focused on the number of cubes, what they represented, and the numbers around the clock. We practiced using our bodies as the hands, and counted out the minutes as the "hands" moved around the clock.