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It’s Time for Fun!

Our Grade One students have been deepening their understanding of Time as part of our ‘Measurement’ strand in math. They have been learning about the importance of this concept and how much it relates to our daily life.

“Time is important. It tells you if you need to rush or not.” S.R.
“Time is very important because when you are late to school you can hurry.” K.K.
“Time tells you whether you are late or early.” I.L.
“It tells me when to go to hockey and school.” P.

​Our Grade one curriculum indicates that students should be able to “Read time using analogue clocks, to the quarter hour using demonstration digital and analogue clocks. For example, “My clock shows the time recess will start [10:00], and my friend’s clock shows the time recess will end [10:15].”

​Telling time is a very important concept that our students need to learn at an early age. Knowing about the exact time and elapsed time helps them attach more meaning to their daily routines. 
u​Telling time also involves many skills that are put into practise once our students start learning about clocks, hours, minutes and seconds. Such skills include a deeper understanding and recognition of timelines, calendars, and patterns in their daily behaviours. They also enhance our students’ mathematical abilities to skip count and calculate elapsed time by figuring out the difference between a beginning time and an ending time.

“The concept of telling time can actually be seen as an umbrella topic that encapsulates an assortment of cognitive skills that should be developed in the early years.”
-Fletcher, 2009
​Reminders for the Week of April 10th-April 13th:

  • Current Events presented by S.K. is on Tuesday, April 11th.
  • Our field trip to the Ontario Science Centre is on Wednesday, April 12th. Our students have to bring their own lunch from home. Please cancel hot lunch.
  • On Friday, April 14th and Monday, April 17th there will be no school due to Good Friday and Easter Monday.
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