Thursday, July 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday-Elapsed Time

We are linking up for a Throwback Thursday with  The First Grade Parade.  I am sharing a fun post we did about Elapsed Time.  As Kerry tells you below, teaching Elapsed Time is like teaching 3rd graders how to perform surgery.  Not a pretty site... So read below to see how it became a bit easier this year.


Hi Friends!

I'm not sure about any of y'all, but teaching elapsed time to third graders used to rank up there with getting a root canal or cleaning the whole house.  IE-not fun.  At all.  :)  I'd fumble and cross my fingers and kinda hope for the best.  This year was totally different for us.

Emily made this cute little poster for us to introduce the concept.  We did several example problems before we let the class try on their own.  However, they were begging to do it "alone" WAAAAAY faster than in years past!  It was also very helpful when we played Elapsed Time Scoot earlier this week.  

Z is for Zoomed!  How much time has ZOOMED by?

We played Scoot with some pretty tricky task cards and our kids did so much better once we introduced this new strategy.  They simply round to the next whole hour until they reach their final time.  Then add up your zoom lines.  Lots of fun!  If you want to check out our new pack, click here.


Finally, rejoice!  Tomorrow is Friday!   We can do our Friday happy dance! Enjoy your weekend! I am having a massive GARAGE SALE on Saturday so I must get ready.  Get rid of junk, here we go!!!

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