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TEACHER MS. ROBO KITTY ON: TIME

Time is a fascinating subject with many components.  Your students need to develop an understanding of the concept of time on many levels.  

One level would be calendar time.  Set up a blank monthly calendar and have the students write in the number of each day on the proper day of the week.  They can do artwork to decorate each of these monthly calendars.  Then, have each student record important activities such as a grandparent visit, a weekly class, or a parent trip.

Another level would be telling time.  Get your students a Judy clock, which only allows the hands to be set going forward – no fantasy time machine here!

Time, like money, is finite.  You need to help your students start to understand that concept.  If the family goes to the zoo on Saturday, they can’t also go to the park.  If the family goes to the zoo on Saturday, they cannot get that time back.  If mother has to cook dinner, she cannot play video games at the same time.  If your students help with a classroom chore, then you will have time to engage in a an activity with them that they like.  

You can also help your students start to think about how they use their time.  If they have eight hours of free time for a particular day, then help them list their favorite activities and what amount of those eight hours they are going to give to each.