Day 0: Pre-Assessment
Posted On March 4, 2022
Title: Pre-assessment and review of last year’s standards
Grade Level: Second
Time Frame: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Class Description: This second grade class consists of 21 seven and eight year old students, ten of whom are female identifying and eleven are male identifying. Among these students, nine students are White, five students are Black, four are Hispanic, and three are Asian. Four students have been identified as English Language Learners. One of these students is being considered for SPED due a significant lack of oral English skills and overall understanding of instruction and social conversations. Five of the students are being evaluated for the Advanced Academic program. Many of these students come from families that share bedrooms, resulting in many students coming to school tired and even falling asleep during instruction. These students’ teacher has fostered a deep love of reading within each and every student. Generally speaking, the students are incredibly well mannered with impressive attention spans. The few times students do begin to lose focus, they are very rarely distracting to others. They are motivated intrinsically, especially in regard to reading. There is lots of conversation among students regarding video games, toys (especially stuffed animals), Takwondo, Disney music, and the book series “Dog Man”. The classroom has ample space, a small group kidney table, many manipulatives and materials, a smart board, white boards around the room, a computer for every student, rows of desks (due to COVID), and an ample library. The school community can be felt as soon as one walks through the door. All teachers and faculty are friendly and inviting and greet all students within the building.
SOL: 2.9 Tell time and write time to the nearest 5 minutes, using analog and digital clocks.
Materials: Pre-assessment (attached below), time anchor chart, paper minute and hour hands, magnets, and white boards and expo markers.
Objectives: Students will understand that… Time is to be read on an analog and digital clock.
Students will know… Where the minutes and hours can be found on each clock.
Students will be able to….Read time to the nearest hour on both an analog and digital clock.
Formative Assessment: Time Pre-Assessment (attached below)and informal observation
Activities and Procedures
1. Introduction: Students are told they will be learning about time in the upcoming unit. They are asked what they use to tell time (ie. a clock). Students are instructed to complete the pre-assessment, reminded to try their best and that it is okay if they do not know the answer.
2. Whole group content: Once all students finish, they are brought back together as a group. Teacher explains they will be reviewing what they learned last year (1st grade) about clocks. The analog and digital clock are introduced. Analog anchor chart is revealed with both the hour and minute hands held on by magnets. Digital clock is displayed on the wall already. Teacher asks students where to find the hour and minutes on each clock, providing ample wait time. Providing answers as needed. Teacher introduces “zones” on the analog clock. Each hour has a zone representing where the hour hand could land for it to be within the hour. Have students fill out a sheet with an analog clock, coloring each zone along with the teacher. Teacher explains where the minute hand must be to make it exactly “o’clock”.
3. Whole group practice: Teacher demonstrates how to read the analog clock to the nearest hour. Class reads analog clocks to the nearest hour together. This is repeated a few times to ensure understanding. Teacher displays time on the anchor analog clock chart, and students independently write the time on their white board. After students provide answers, the teacher models how to find the answer. This is repeated multiple times.
4. Conclusion: Remaining questions are addressed. Students are told they will be learning how to read minutes in the next lesson.