There are several ways to use this Seuss-themed “Telling Time To The Hour With The Lorax” packet.
Make a large Lorax-inspired teacher’s clock to use as a whole-group assessment tool.
You can also have children make their own, mini (4-on-a-page pattern) clock, to whole group assess in another way.
Ask children to show you 11:00 or whatever time. Sitting at their desk/table, they manipulate their paperclips to display that time.
You walk around the room making sure children have the correct time.
Instead of using paperclips, children can use a dry erase marker to draw hands on their clock, to show you the time, then erase it with a tissue.
The “clocks” can also be used as spinners to play the “It’s Truffula Tree Time!” game.
To use for a math center activity, laminate the full-size truffula trees, and medium-size spinners, and attach a large paperclip with a brass brad.
Using a dry erase marker, children play with a partner, spinning the paperclip to see what time they will trace on the truffula tree trunk.
The winner of the game, is the first one to fill in all of the times, or who has the most times traced when the timer rings.
So that children practice numbering a clock, I’ve also included mini-blank clocks without numbers.
When students spin, they not only trace the time on their truffula tree, they also write that number on the clock.
I’ve included 2-on-a page templates of the game, so that you can play this as a whole group activity too.
Children can play with a partner or in a group of 3-5.
Each student makes their own truffula tree, has their own blank clock, and shares the spinner.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy practicing time to the hour with the Lorax.