Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tick Tock

Mrs N decided it was TIME to have a day learning all about TIME. We watched a YouTube video to start us off, then used the Smartboard to learn some more. We discovered that knowing about halves and quarters is very handy when telling the time! After that, we wrote about what we know about time during Daily Writing.

I learned in telling time that there are two hands. The big hand is the minute hand. The little hand is the hour hand. There are two quarters. One is quarter past and the other is quarter to.
By Kyle

I found out that the big hand is also called the minute hand and the little hand is also called the hour hand and the six is half past. 
By Noah

I learned that when the big hand hits the 12, it is o'clock. When it hits the 6, it is half past. The big hand is called the minute hand. The little hand is called the hour hand.
By Matthew

I know that when the minute hand is on the 12, it means o'clock. I learned that the 3 and the 9 mean a quarter and the 6 means half past.
By Jack

On clocks when they point their big hand on the 12 and the little hand on the 4, it means that it's 4 o'clock. If the big hand is on the 6 and the small hand is on the 5, it means half past five. 3, 6, 9 and 12 are special because they are quarters of the clock.
By Isaac

After lunch, we made our very own clocks, so we can practise telling the time. We carefully wrote out the numbers we needed, then glued them onto a paper plate. It was important to get the numbers in the right order and to space them out properly. We began by gluing the 3, 6, 9 and 12 in place. We added hands with a split pin, so we can move them around.

Allia, Lachlan, Tia, Indi and Minnesota having a great TIME in class!
On Thursday, our class is hosting a "Technology Expo". Our principal has invited all the parents in our school to visit our classroom for the morning, so we can show them how we use technology in our lessons. We'll be demonstrating how we use our blog, Wordles, Tutpup, Primary Pad, wikis, digital cameras, video cameras and all sorts of other things, to help us with our reading, writing and maths. It'll be good to show grown-ups just how much kids can do!

See you next TIME!

Love from The Smarties and Mrs N

1 comment:

  1. Hey There Smarties! I think you are all learning so much about computers you will have to start showing your Mum's and Dad's how to use a computer. I have a great idea, you could have a Technology Day and show all the parents in the school your fantastic blog site ... hmmm this is sounding familiar! Oh I'm a silly billy, Mrs N and Mrs M are on the job already! Have a fabulous time on Thursday showing your Mum's and Dad's how clever you all are. Wish I could come along too, instead I will check out your blogsite next week to catch up on all the Year 2 Smarties news. Lots of Love Mrs H.