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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5 comments

  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!
    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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  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!

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

    Jennifer
    Elementary School Garden

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  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

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  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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