I now teach second grade inclusion in Northeast Ohio. I taught first grade for 6 years and in the fall of 2012 I will have my first 2nd grade inclusion classroom!
More about me....
*HAPPILY married since 2004
*Mommy of two beautiful girls
*My sister and brother are my best friends
*Official t.v. junkie
*I've learned to love working out
*Guilty pleasures: shoes, purses, sushi, pinterest
*Love going to the movies, taking pictures and shopping
*Amazed by the strength of my family
*Loved by Jesus
A lot of my students are hands-on and visual learners. I created a game to help them understand the concept of time to the half-hour and hour. I took 12 sheets of card-stock and wrote the numbers 1-12 on them and had them laminated. I also made a minute hand and an hour hand. I outlined and labeled each hand a different color so that the students can distinguish them better. As a class, I would have the students place the numbers cards on the floor, in a circle, to resemble a clock. To start the game, I would make the first time using the hour and minute hands. Whoever guessed the time correctly became the next 'clockmaster'. I would sit in that student's spot and they would make a new time. Whoever guess that time correctly became the next clockmaster. And so on and so on. You can also switch it up by having the students tell the clockmaster a specific time to make.
Here are some pictures of our Human clock. Being that we practiced so many times as a class, I added it to a center. My kiddos LOVE it!!! Plus, it gets them up and moving!