To teach the skill of clocking in and"being on time"
In the classroom there is a real time clock, time card rack
with each student having a time card and a bulletin board where students pick up their work assignments and time
sheets. Some students do all of the above and others, the parts they
can do. The routine gives the students daily practice in clocking in
and filling out basic written information on a time sheet including:
name, date, name of job ( from job card) and time (also using a digital
clock for a model in writing the time. The time clock is analog, giving
the students experience in both types of telling time.
Sample Time Sheet
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page (pdf file) illustrating Being On Time and Late
The picture pages using scanned
pictures or Mayer Johnson Boardmaker symbols are are a great way to
develop a vocational notebook for non readers or emerging readers.
Collect data on students progress in the following areas:
1. Enters class, goes to time card rack and finds time card.
2. Places card in clock till it clicks.
3. Puts card back in time card rack.
4. Goes to bulletin board and gets time sheet and job card from the
folder with his/her name/picture on it.
5. Goes to table and fills out time sheet:
6. Prints/cursive Full name ( Handwriting Without Tears - HWT writing
7. Copies Job from job card onto time sheet
8. Prints Time- copied from digital clock
9. Puts time sheet in purple folder on bulletin board
10. Puts Job card in "Jobs" folder on bulletin board
11. Goes to work area and begin assignment
Why have students fill out a written paper and the time clock? To
get practice in both areas as we don't know which they will encounter
in different work situations. They may have a different clock in procedure
but the point is there will be some clock in and out procedure, some form of accountability. Also this is an opportunity to reinforce the basic skills of writing
their name, date and time and telling time
Literacy is the #1 Vocational skill.