A wonderful way to highlight telling time, while also touching upon a seasonal event simultaneously!
From the creator:
“I used Hawaiian leis and cut and strung them together.
I added dollar store flip-flops.
I found free clip art of sun glasses and cut them out in various colors and then added a picture of the student using their body as the arms of the clock to create a time.
In that picture the student wore dollar store goofy large sunglasses and one of the uncut Hawaiian leis.
On the other lens of the paper sunglasses the student wrote the time that they were making on the clock.”
How can you use this board with your students?
- Have students practice telling time in small groups in class after the lesson has finished.
- Then, students can brainstorm their favorite time of day. Have them model that time with their hands (which is where you take the photo for the bulletin board).
- After the pictures have been added to the sunglass cutouts, have students trade with one another to read their partner’s time. Trade back and continue sharing with one another until the teacher calls the time up.
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A Sunny Day for Telling Time
- Light blue background: The light blue reflects the sunny skies as summer approaches.
- Leis: Cut apart the leis and use them whole to decorate the border of your board.
- Sunglass Cutouts: You will use these for displaying your student clock photos.
- Plastic jumbo sunglasses: These will be worn by students in their picture to bring on the summer fun vibe.
- Bulletin board letters: To create your title.
Steps to Set Up:
- Begin by adding your light blue bulletin board paper to your wall.
- Next, cut your leis and staple them around the edges of the board to make a border.
- Then add your title “Time for Summer” to the middle top part of your board.
- When students have their time picked out, have each stand in front of a plain wall or whiteboard, wearing a lei and the large plastic sunglasses. They will pose their arms showing their chosen time of the day they wish to display.
- Once all student photos have been taken, print them off and cut them out. Glue, staple, or tape them to one of the lenses on the sunglass cutout shapes.
- Give the student cutouts to the owner and have he or she add the time they are displaying to the other part of the sunglass cutout.
- Add the cutouts to the board when they are finished.
- As a final touch, feel free to add additional tropical flowers, flip flops, and/or more leis to the board for additional decoration.
Having a “time” to show and model is a great way for students to be able to use concrete materials to show understanding of a standard.
Incorporating the fun of the sun into the bulletin board makes it far more interesting to review while it’s up in the classroom.
How else could you use this bulletin board idea in your school? Feel free to leave a comment below.
Submitted by: Donna