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What Happens in My Day

Students create a clock with 'attachments' that provide visuals of all the activities in their day.

  • Grade 1
  • 60 to 90 Minutes
  • Directions

    1. Discuss what happens in a 24 hour day to a person: the amount of time one sleeps, time for eating, etc. Ask students to think about their day and all the activities they perform during the day.
    2. Distribute a paper plate to each of the students. Demonstrate how to draw segments of a clock on the surface of the paper plate.
    3. Provide students with12 pieces of construction paper, each measuring 2" x 2" (5.08 cm x 5.08 cm). Inform them that each piece of construction paper is equivalent to one hour of a student's time. Charge students with creating a clock of their activities for a given day. Provide a variety of Crayola products for this task such as Erasable Colored Pencils, Washable Markers and Construction Paper Crayons. Encourage students to choose a day where they are involved in several different activities.
    4. Students will cut out each activity using Crayola Blunt Tip Scissors. Each activity will be attached to their circular clock using Crayola Glue Sticks. Allow time for the glue to set.
    5. When the student 'clocks of activities' are complete, encourage them to give a verbal description of their favorite time of the day they have illustrated on their clocks. This may be done as a class or in small groups.
  • Standards

    LA: Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

    LA: Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

    LA: Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.

    LA: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

    MATH: Tell and write time.

    MATH: Represent and interpret data.

    MATH: Reason with shapes and their attributes.

    VA: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

    VA: Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

  • Adaptations

    Students create a timeline of their life starting from birth until their current age. This could be an art project completed at home with the assistance of their parents.

    Students ask their parents the time of their birth. The teacher will prepare a giant clock and the students will create a self portrait on a small circular piece of paper with their birth time listed below their self portrait. The students in the class will all display their portraits on the giant clock at the time of their birth.


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