Friday, September 23, 2011

Color Wheel Clocks

and starting next week...color wheel clocks in 1st grade! i wanted to do a basic color theory project but make it more than just "make a color wheel". so i looked at their yearly scope and sequence and found that later they will start learning time! and it seemed perfect that they both had 12 sections.

the first week, we will make the clocks on paper plates with card stock hands and a brad to hold it together. we will also fill in the primary colors, red, blue and yellow.

the 2nd week, we will cover the secondary colors and what the 12,3,6,and 9 mean.

week 3, we will fill in the last tertiary colors and talk about the other numbers and counting by 5s. 

i don't expect every student to be able to tell time perfectly by the end of this, but at least they will have a good head start for when they start later. and they can take these to use in their math class! more interaction, less work for those poor overworked classroom teachers. also, here's a fun video i found to practice with. 

warning: song will get stuck in your head.