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Old 01-21-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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Does anyone have any great tricks for teaching a.m. and p.m.? My class this year seems to be struggling with the concept.


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Old 01-21-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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We talk about the fact that "a" comes before "p," so a.m. comes first in the day.
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This is a great idea! In the past I have had classes that just did not get the concept. I will try this to see if it will help. thanks!
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I teach this in calendar. We have a chart with all the hours on it. We chart what we're doing at each hour. We also make each hour on the clock. We only do one hour per day so it takes us 24 days to get through it. I found a picture of it which you'll probably understand better than if I tried to explain. I hope it helps!
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Thanks for the idea, i had the same problem and couldn't figure out how to help them understand it.


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Thanks for the ideas...I wil give them a try
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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One of my second grade students gave us this idea: AM means: about morning, PM means: past morning.
This really helped! From the mouth of Babes!!!
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