For an online lesson for L"esson 15: It's bedtime", I made a matching game using flashcards another teacher had posted for a grade four lesson on time. Enjoy

- teacher_del
- Expert Waygook
My coteacher and I decided to change the lesson order to facilitate testing, so it looks like for once I'm ahead!
Obvious game idea: What Time Is It, Mr. Wolf? One student is the wolf. She stands at one end of the classroom. She looks at the wall. The other students stand at the other end of the classroom. The other students look at the wolf's back. The students yell "WHAT TIME IS IT, MR. WOLF?" The wolf answers "IT'S 3." The students take 3 steps. The students yell "WHAT TIME IS IT, MR. WOLF?" The wolf answers "IT'S 7." The students take 7 steps. Repeat this until there are some students very close to the wolf. Then the students yell "WHAT TIME IS IT, MR. WOLF?" The wolf answers "IT'S LUNCH TIME." The wolf turns around and tries to tag the students. The other students try to run back to the other end of the classroom, where the wolf is not allowed to eat them. ------------- In Canada, I'd have the tagged student be the wolf for the next round. In Korea, I'm still fiddling with the rules. My camp kids all intentionally tried to lose because they wanted to be the wolf, so most of the kids get tagged! Perhaps rock-paper-scissors to the rescue? Whether or not they play "properly" (that is, try to not be the loser), they still get some dialog practice in. http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/41435-how-do-you-teach-time.html Most of my students only knew the numbers for 1-10, so I taught 11, 12 and 30 so they could read more times. I especially liked this idea, and it seemed to work really well with my classes: "Beside the picture of the clock that you drew on the board, write in the number 1, and say "One", then write in this symbol : and say nothing, then write in O and say "Oh". You should have this on the board 1:OO, with the last O being the clock that you had drawn earlier. Say it aloud again: "One o'clock". Now, erase the number 1 and add in the number 3 or 7 or whatever, until the students get the structure X o'clock. Remember to ask the students, "What time is it?" as you change the numbers. Erase the clock and fill in the missing slots with 5 or 10 or 15 or 20 and so on, if that is the students know numbers greater than 20. Say the structures aloud;e.g., 1:05 (one oh-five), 1:10 (one ten), and so on." I didn't get much beyond that, other than 'It's bed/lunch/dinner/breakfast time.' Would've loved to play 'What time is it, Mr. Fox?' but alas. - masterdirector
- Adventurer
This is a tiny bit extra work. It's a powerpoint and song separately. I just manually do the powerpoint along with the song. Someone could time it out if they wanted. I never had much problem just keeping up with the song. This is a good warm up/motivation, could use it at the top of every lesson if you want. The kids like to sing along with it.
I played it at camp and it went down very well but the students did try to take giant steps to reach the wolf first. I stopped this by making them take heel to toe steps only. So they have to put the heel of one foot touching the toe of the other foot for one step. This helped a lot with the game. For everything else I am just going to use a simplified version of 4th grade lesson 5 as it is essentially the same material. - teacher_del
- Expert Waygook
Rock Around the Clock - for opening a later lesson in this unit. Colors are exciting!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlu9pWE9oJo There's also this video of the Sesame Street yip-yips encountering a clock, but it's a bit on the slow side, and it doesn't practice any of the target vocabulary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhKhGyUnc2E I find most Sesame Street videos are too slow-paced to grab Korean kids' interest, with too-fast speech. It makes me sad. I love my Sesame Street. :( At the end of the second lesson when your students learned the phrases, “It’s lunch time” “It’s bed time.” “It’s breakfast time.” “It’s reading time.” “It’s game time.” “It’s school time.” I asked my students to remember these phrases and to take pictures of themselves during these times. I gave them my email address and phone number and told them to send me these pictures with their name and the key phrase. Using the pictures that the student’s sent I will make a few ppt based activities. Easy PPT to cover time expressions using "It's_(time)__" and "It's ____time".
I had a clock and set a time. Then asked a student "What time is it?" They answered "It's .. o'clock". It they guessed right they got to come to the front and set the time and ask the question to the other students. If not I asked another student until one got it correct. It was a very simple game but worked very well and had all of the students speaking. If you had more than one clock you could probably play it in small groups too. - asteinbach
- Explorer
Here's a video I will be using for motivation to introduce this lesson.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYzbD5Hwvbk&feature=related By Hildegarde Ford Illustrations by Mary Win Subs by Me! http://www.overstream.net/view.php?oid=mzt0r9a0mzls Dice Game
Its a basic snakes and ladders board only with time as the question and answer part. The idea is the same as the game. In groups of 4, one student (presumably the one who loses/wins rock-scissors-paper) is the wolf. The other 3 kids put a piece on one of the three starting squares and ask "What time is it...". The wolf rolls the die and answers with "It's 1 - 5 o'clock." The 3 students advance the same number of spaces. If the wolf rolls a 6, he/she says "it's lunch time!". The other three students must then roll the dice to 'run away'. The lowest roll is the slowest person so they are eaten. Tried to keep it as simple as possible. I'm a bit worried about the course being too short (there are only 15 spaces to the finish) but we'll see how it goes. I made the board in Open Office, but the site does not allow the uploading of Open Office Draw files. If you want to make changes or edit the game board you can find the 'What time is it mr wolf.odg' file on mediafire.com under Lesson 15: It's time for bed. |