January 11, 2013

Time Is Ticking

How many of you still teach your kids to tell time?
I know it isn't part of the common core, but I still teach time to the hour. It is a great way to apply math skills, it is needed, and it is easy for my kids to pick up!
The only problem I have it that, well, none of the clock I can buy are worth the money. Many are too expensive or hard to store, or just don't last!

My first year teaching... in 2003 {yeah, I told on myself!} I made these clocks using a clock notepad, cut out "hands" in red for the hour hand and blue for the minute hand, and a brad. I laminated each piece separately, then assembled them so they can be manipulated by the students themselves. They have lasted better than any other clocks I have AND we use them way more. Plus, they store FLAT in my filing cabinet.
I went looking for a link for these exact notepads, but I could not find one. You may not be able to get the EXACT clock faces, but I know there are other ones out there. You can look at your local school supply store for the clock faces.

I hope this little tip helps!
  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

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6 comments:

  1. Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Ann

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  2. They're cute! I don't know that I've ever seen clocks notebooks where I live.... Might be a google job for me! I use the old plastic plate with numbers written/stuck on.... Not nearly as cute as yours! Thank you for sharing :)

    Jess

    Early Years Fun

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  3. I've never thought about doing that, but they are adorable!

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  4. Great idea Mary! An inexpensive way for every child to have their own clock to manipulate.

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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  5. What a great idea! And this would be an excellent way for each student to have their own at the ready in a folder or binder. Love it!

    Valerie

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  6. Great idea and a way for each child to have one to use. I wonder if I could find a Google image to use? Off to look...

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