It’s about time.

We are learning about time at the moment. Who knew there was so much to learn? We have learned about the months of the year, how to read a calendar, the hands on a clock and how to tell the time, about words associated with time such as morning, afternoon and night and also that we do certain things as certain times of days.

In one lesson I gave the students a challenge. I gave each of them blocks and they had to build a tower of blocks in 1 minute. We counted them and 21 blocks seemed to be a common number that most students could build. Then I really challenged them. I gave them 1 second to do the same thing! Boy, did that challenge them! Two students didn’t even get to use any blocks!

The next day we discussed different times of day and how we do certain things at certain times of day. I gave the students the challenge of making a timeline for a day. I gave them picture cards of events such as having breakfast, getting ready for school etc and time cards (digital and analogue times displayed) that matched the activities. First the students had to find their matching time/event partner. Once everyone had done that they all had to organise themselves into put themselves in order from morning to night. The kids had a great time.

See our timeline below





Using a movie to teach inquiry and writing

The 1/2 students will be inventing an building robots this term. We watched the movie Meet the Robinsons to show them all about inventions. The movie is full of time machines, robots, meatball cannons and other crazy inventions.

We are also learning about narratives this term. We are teaching students to take notes on a narrative to help identify the setting, characters, problem, solution and the main events in the story. The students took notes during the movie which will help them to retell the story and find the main idea in later lessons.

What an educationally packed lesson that was!

It’s fair to say the kids were thoroughly engaged!



Weam’s fantastic note taking.