Lesson Plan : Measurement - Time

Teacher Name:
 Kerry faber
 Grade 3

 Time concepts
 relating time periods to each other
 Describe and compare everyday phenomena, using either direct or indirect measurement.
 11. Estimate and measure the passage of time, using standard units; seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years 12. Read and write the days of the week and the months of the year.
 Students: activity sheets, pencil Teacher: space to move, stop watch, calendar, week/month cards, spelling lists
 We keep track of our lives using different units of time. What would be units of time we could measure in? Class response. We are going to split into 4 groups to work through a series of fun activities to help us gain a better understanding of time periods.
 Discuss: How long do you think a second is? Which is a longer time - minute/second? What might we measure in seconds? To give you a better sense of this time unit, let's try these activities: squeeze hands together - 10 sec. run on the spot - 30 sec. Students complete first portion of sheet. 60 seconds = 1 minute. What might we measure in minutes? (good refence point - TV shows) Touch your toes and reach for the sky - 1 min. Write numbers in order from 50 - 2 min. Students complete next portion of the activity sheet. 60 minutes = 1 hour What can we measure in hours? Students complete the next portion. 24 hours = 1 day How many days are in a week? Let's say the days of the week together - Now use your set of 'days of the week' cards. Arrange them in order. Now write the words on your page. Students complete the next portion of the sheet. Let's look at the calendar. How many days are in a month? (wait for different answers). How many months are in a year? Let's say the months of the year together. Use your set of 'months of the year' cards - arrange them in order. Now copy the 'months' words onto your sheet. Students compleet next portion. Now explain the task on the first side of the double sided page. Complete the first side before continuing onto the back side.
 Students work through interactive the page for the second, minute, hour, month, year.
 Read text for them or have stronger readers read the text for the rest of the group. Work in small groups (4 or 5 students) Keep the lesson active - pace is changed often. Children get up and move. Word cards are available to copy of the spelling of week and month words. Proactive behaviour management - stop to do a brain gym activity if they get restless/off task. Give them a slip of paper to write names on for a draw later (if expectations are met).
Checking For Understanding:
 Anecdotal notes - level of participation - amount of ease with activity Check amount of correct answers completed during double - sided activity sheet.
 Come back together as a class to review - give examples of what we could measure in each time period. Ask how their estimating was during the activities - close/very different? Set them for tomorrow - more work on time - using clocks.
 Mark and note incorrect answers - any particular section? Make note of the level of support needed.

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