Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Time Teller - Lift and Peek

Loved Mrs. Madden's paper plate clock, so I made one - great for visual learners. Grab two paper plates, count every 4 to 5 notches (indentions in the plate) and make your cuts. Write your hours numbers in between the cut notches. Then, take your second plate and hold it underneath your hours plate. Make marks to indicate where your number should be. Once, your plate is marked, choose another marker color and add your numbers by your pencil marks. Stack your plates, hours on top and make a hole for your fastener. Create colorful clock hands (matching hours and minutes), attach hands with your fastener and presto - a time teller cheat and peek!


Kids can take a peek if they forget how to read minutes. For example, the minutes hand falls on the 3. They lift up the flap and see the number 15 (3 x 5 = 15). The minutes hand is on 15. 


15 comments:

  1. Love this way of teaching kids how to tell time. Found this on Pinterest and will be pinning for later. Thanks for the idea!

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  2. Love this! Will be making one for my son. Thanks!

    http://ramblingsmom.com

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  3. Great teaching tool for the primary students who are learning to tell time by 5 minute intervals:)

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  4. my class made these!! I saw it a a PCTM conference. The only thing we added was to glue or staple the plates together because ours were spining out of place.

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  5. This is brilliant. So excited to use it in my class. Thanks for posting this.

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  6. What do you put under the 12? 60? 00?

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    1. 12 = 00

      1 = 05
      2 = 10
      3 = 15
      4 = 20
      5 = 25
      6 = 30
      7 = 35
      8 = 40
      9 = 45
      10 = 50
      11 = 55
      12 = 00

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  7. So smart. Telling time is so hard for most young children. This just might help! Thanks!

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  8. Any suggestions as to what to make the hands out of?

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    1. card stock paper, pipe cleaners, cut drinking straws

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  9. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your clock! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/time-teller-cheat-peek-clock/

    Thanks for a neat project idea!

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  10. Awesome way to introduce/teach time.

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  11. getting ready to make these tomorrow. I KNOW my students are going to get it!!

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