LINEAR TIME LINES (small group presentation)
To emphasize sequence in passage of time and the cyclic pattern.
Time lines for the days of the week in one color, and the months of the year, in colors symbolic of the seasons.
A set of loose labels for each timeline in a box or envelope.
Invite a small group of children who are able to read to join you.
Show them where the labels and linear time lines are kept.
Take materials to a mat.
Unroll the line, laying it out in a horizontal fashion so that the blank side is face up.
Children read through the labels. Then ask what is the first month/day.
Place the appropriate label in the first space to the left.
Repeat placing the months/days in order, assisting as necessary.
Children can check their work by looking on the back.
Place out the months/days saying them out aloud.
When finished have the children put away their work.
Exercise 1: As in presentation.
Later on invite the children to make a circle with the line.
When the children pace out the months/day they will experience its cyclical pattern.