Hello everyone! Did you know that in Japan we celebrate “Toki no kinenbi” every July 10th? It’s a significant day which celebrate the 1st water clock in Japan. Google it when you get the chance and you’ll find out a little bit out the importance of the day. Of course, with a day devoted to time, it’s a great chance to learn about telling the time! As a result, we learned a little bit about how to read a clock.
The Caterpillar class learned about different parts of the day
What do we do in the morning? What do we do in the afternoon?
We also practiced telling the time using our “dengon” game.
We also played “What time is it Mr. Wolf?” in the park!
These are some great ways to practice time!
Of course, the best way to learn about clocks and time is to really get into it with a craft!
The Caterpillars made some sunshine clocks with their teachers.
Some even tried cutting themselves!
The older kids cut some cups…what are they making?
Does it make a little more sense now?
How about now?
We added a nice face plate (the kids drew the numbers).
Add some hands, and look at what you have! Some very nice and useful watches!
The kids always want to wear them and love learning about the time!
Toki no kinenbi is not exactly this biggest day of the year, but it does help us think about time, which plays a big part in everyone’s lives!
See you next month!