I was looking at a teacher supply catalog and I saw these clock boards and I thought, “That is just what I was looking for all those months ago when we were learning and reviewing time.” It was something quick and easy where I could call out a time and the students could quickly show me the time in analog or digital. I love me some Judy Clocks, but there wasn’t a space for them to write the time digitally. I also love the scratch paper or dry erase board, but waiting for the sweet children to draw a clock would take FOREVER!
Sorry…back to the point of the post. I wanted some of these clock boards B-A-D and was all ready to shell out the money when I read that they were $19.99 for 5. Now, I may have 24 or 25 2nd graders in my class next year (Thank you budget cuts). I want each of my students to have one, so we can do this '”drill” whole group on the semi-spur of the moment. So, my total would be $100 plus tax—YIKES! I said, “ I can make these!”, while I thought, “I can make these?”.
When I get an idea, I have to do it right then. So, I whipped these up. I’m pretty proud of them. I’m going to laminate the clock faces once I’m able to get back into the school (so it’s free laminating), and then I will attach them to the back-to-back on the tongue depressors so one side is digital, the other is analog. Lookie there, I’ve got my write-on, wipe-off clock paddles. Click on the link below if you want a copy of the faces.
Together for Our Kids,