Human Clock Tower
Idea by Julia, a K-5th Grade Teacher, from Bethany, MO.
When teaching time, I draw a large clock face without hands on the whiteboard. I then place a stepstool in front of the board and have the kids take turns standing on the stool and using their arms as the hour and minute hands. To determine a particular time I want the students to represent, I either randomly select cards printed with different times from a bowl or ask students to depict specific times, i.e., when they get up, dinnertime, when their favorite TV show comes on, etc. I let each student choose if he or she will face the clock face or the class while telling time. A couple years ago I photographed my students doing this activity and my photos were featured in our newspaper.
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