Time is a finite resource and it’s one of the most valuable things students have at their disposal. This activity focuses on helping students to think about how they actually use their time in a normal week, and identify places they might be able to improve.
Give each student a sheet of paper and something to write with. Remind them there are 24 hours in a day, and you want them to document how they spend their time in a “normal” day. (You may get lots of protesting that every day is different, have them choose a normal school day, whatever that means for them).
Remind them to include every activity they do in a normal day, things such as:
Beside each activity they list they should write down how many minutes/hours a day they do this activity. Give them around 5-7 minutes to do this, and ask them to write down how many hours & minutes their activities totaled.
After they are done ask the group:
If students are having a difficult time thinking this through, invite them to choose a weekday from the previous week and chart what they did on that day.