Saturday, February 19, 2011

Quick Idea for Practicing Telling Time!

I stick a hula hoop to the white board, and write numbers around the inside of the circle to make a "clock".  You can make little notches around the inside of the hula hoop to practice telling time to the exact minute, if you choose to, but I really like to use this to work with elapsed time.  We rarely tell time to the minute when practicing elapsed time, so the prep for this lesson is minimal!  Just keep your Judy Clock handy to allow the kiddos to manipulate the hands if they need to think it through before writing an answer on the board!    I love it.  The kids love it.  It's a win-win situation!


9 comments:

  1. Fantastic idea! We are starting a time unit this week, can't wait to try this!

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  2. awww, this is perfect! thank you!!

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  3. This is a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. A Kindergarten teacher in my district gave me this idea...."Teddy Time Tuesdays." You make a chart with a clock to show each hour (could also do to the half hour) and then write a student's name beside that clock. When it is their time they get to go get "Teddy" and have him sit on their desk. I will take a picture and post on my blog and also upload the "Teddy Time" header that I made.

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  5. What a great idea...and so simple! Thank you for sharing.

    Your newest follower,
    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  6. I'm a French high school teacher and will be using this to teach time this week. I even bought two so I can do my weekly board competitions which students enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Discovered this on Pinterest.

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  7. I think it might work with magnetic numbers around the circle so students didn't erase them.

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  8. I think it might work with magnetic numbers around the circle so students didn't erase them.

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