Thelma U. Atayde is a teacher at P.S. 35 in the Bronx, New York. She began her teaching career in Manila, Philippines. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Science in Education. This is her first time adapting a Teachers Network unit. It is also the first year she has taught at the kindergarten level. Watching her students make progress is a joy for Mrs. Atayde.
Marion Peluso had created the unit for grade levels 2-5. Therefore, I had to modify it for my kindergarten class. Modifications for my kindergarten class:
1. Teacher provided students the vocabulary.
2. Microsoft Publisher’s calendar wizard was used instead of “Time & Date.com.”
3. Students had to compare their birth year calendar to the current year. They had to create a calendar for their birth date.
4. For additional practice “Trudy’s Time & Place” was used instead of “Stop the Clock.” Both activities require students to match analogue clocks to digital clocks. However, "Trudy’s Time & Place” is more appropriate for kindergarteners because students can take their time to find the answers. You have to match the clocks within 45 seconds on “Stop the Clock.”
Students will learn how to read a calendar.
Students will compare their “birth year” calendar to the current year calendar.
Students will be able to read the times “o’clock” and “half past” on an analogue clock.
Students will create analogue clocks.
Students used Microsoft Publisher’s calendar function to create their birth month calendar.
Students used "Trudy’s Time & Place" to practice telling time.
Students watched Math Monsters video titled “Time.” You may access this video through PowerMediaPlus.com if you are a member.
Students learned how to add clip art to a document.
Students had to demonstrate on the manipulative clock the time asked by the teacher. Students had to be able to say the days of the week in sequential order. Students were assessed during daily calendar math sessions. In addition, assessment was conducted through observation and verbal contributions
1. If you are going to adapt this unit for kindergarteners, you may want to use software similar to "Trudy’s Time & Place."
2. For older students, you may have them create a class calendar that lists the class events. This can be done my using Microsoft Publisher's calendar wizard.
Student Work Samples
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