1.)Read the book What Time is it Mr. Crocodile? by Judy Sierra to the class pausing to draw attention to the schedule and analog clocks that show the times on each page. Draw attention to the sky in the pictures on each page and discuss the differences shown. The pictures show the difference in the sky during the day/night. (i.e. Mr. Crocodile's schedule shows he is to go to bed at 8:00. The picture shows the moon in the sky to depict night.)
2.)Show the copy of Mr. Crocodile's schedule to the class. Give the activity cards to the students. (Give out one or more per student depending on the number of students in the class.)
Explain the following rules of the activity:
1. Look at your game piece(s) and read it to yourself.
2. Ask a friend for help if needed.
3. When you hear the time called and your game piece matches, stand up.
4. Bring your piece to the front and tape it to the schedule beside the corresponding time.
3.)Play the game until each cut out piece has been taped to the schedule in the appropriate place. Then review and ask questions pertaining to the schedule.
At what time did Mr. Crocodile catch those pesky monkeys?
What did Mr. Crocodile do at 8:00?
4.)Ask students to talk to a partner to come up with real life examples of schedules. (i.e. school schedules, train schedules, plane schedules, bus schedules,etc.) Allow time to share responses. Facilitate a discussion about the schedules and what they have in common.
5.)Log on to the United Streaming site and Play the clip titled "Airline Flight Schedule." (The clip shows and describes an airline flight schedule.) Allow the students to view the clip several times. Ask the students to share things they noticed about the flight schedule. (i.e. flight, time of take off, arrival time, etc.)
6.)Divide the class into small groups. Explain to the students that each group will create their own airline and flight schedule. Each group must create a schedule with the following: name of their airline, list of three flights, the take off time for each flight displayed with a digital and analog clock, and a picture of their airline logo.
7.)Give each group drawing paper, crayons, scissors, etc to use to create their schedule. Allow time for the students to complete the project. Use the rubric to assess student learning.