There are three different rounds of sequencing to this
activity. First, students will be given pictures of clocks to put into the
correct sequential order. Then, they will be given scenarios of things that
happened during a day when breakfast was eaten (Monday), and they will have to
match the scenarios to the times on the clocks in which the scenario happened.
Third, they will be given another set of scenarios to match to the clocks which
depict a day in which breakfast was skipped (Tuesday).
The day in which breakfast was eaten will be much more
positive than the day in which breakfast was skipped.
You will need index cards, clock
pictures, scenarios, glue and scissors.Glue
the pictures of the clocks to index cards.Glue the scenarios to index cards. On the other side of the cards, write
whether that scenario took place on Monday and Tuesday.
Split the class up into teams of about 3-4 students.
Give each team a stack of clock cards.
Tell them to put the clocks in order by placing them
in a timeline. Start with the earliest time of day at the bottom, then
place the next time above it, and so on, so that the six cards are in
order from bottom to top (or the earliest to the latest time) to form a
timeline. *They can also make the
timeline horizontal, if you prefer, with the earliest time to the left and
the latest time to the right.
Next, give them the stack of Monday cards.
They are to read each scenario on the cards and place
them next to the clock that corresponds to the time at which each scenario
would logically take place.
Once all six Monday cards are placed next to the
clock which depicts the corresponding time, hand the team the Tuesday
Have them place these cards next to the clock which
corresponds to the time at which each scenario would take place again.
They should place the scenarios on the opposite side of the clocks on
Once the timeline is filled in, go through the
correct sequential order for the clocks (Monday cards, Tuesday cards) and
The following questions will help to summarize the activity:
Which day, Monday or Tuesday, was a better day?
Monday was a better day.
What happened first on Monday?
I woke up and ate breakfast.
What happened first on Tuesday?
I woke up late and had to hurry to get to school on time.
What were some bad things that happened to you on
I couldn’t concentrate in class; I got in a fight with my friend; I ate
for lunch and got a stomachache; I couldn’t play outside because I felt sick;and, I didn’t know how to do my math homework
because I had not
paid attention in class earlier.
How come these things did not happen on Monday?
I ate breakfast on Monday, so I started my day off right and avoided
that happened to me on Tuesday.
If you eat breakfast every morning, does that mean
that you will always have a good day?
No, but it will start your day out right.You will be more alert and better prepared to handle what comes
at you during the day.
What did you learn from this activity?
Eating breakfast will prepare you for the rest of the day. You will be
concentrate in school, get along with your friends, and make better foodchoices the rest of the day.