Snowflake Clocks - Getting Ready for School

I have a very large to do list - but I also have a sick husband, a driveway covered with snow, 2 daughters having sleepovers and a very needy dog! So what am I doing - avoiding the things on my list I should be doing and getting some things ready for back to school.

I already know that I would be using my Winter Word Study Unit during January - I am starting on the first Monday back with the compound word activities - we will need to move around!

Since we will need to move around a lot and have probably forgotten what we knew about telling time - due to present and sugar overload - I made some clocks to use as a whole class activity to practice telling time to the nearest 5 minute mark. I will be placing the analogue and digital clocks around the room, students will have to find the analogue clock - record the time, then find the matching digital clock and record the letter (to spell a word and the first one is a compound word - snowball - which will lead into our word study, yeah!). This should get some of our energy out so that the Grade 4`s can move on to the text book and work on telling time to the nearest minute and the Grade 3`s can continue with time to the nearest 5 minute mark. On Wednesday we will move on to the dreaded ELAPSED time and will use the clocks to walk around the class some more!

I posted the snowflake clocks on my TPT store if you are interested - they are free!

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  1. Hi,
    I just found your blog from I Heart Recess and wanted to stop by. Stacia and I just started blogging and we'd love for you to stop by our blog. We are your newest follower! We teach 4th grade!

    Enjoy your break!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. Thanks for stopping by - I just stopped by your blog and became a follower. I love how you believe in making the older grades cute too!

  3. Your snowflake clocks are adorable! I just stumbled across your blog and can't wait to read all your blog posts!

    Elementary School Garden

  4. I just happened upon your blog and love it. You have such great ideas. Thanks for sharing your snowflake time activities...adorable. I am now your newest follower (#16). I look forward to getting to know you better.

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

  5. Thanks for becoming followers - not only am I excited to have new followers but I`m so happy to find new blogs to check out and join too! The holidays will not be long enough!!


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