Telling Time - Math and Classroom Management Bulletin Board Idea

Math Preschool and Kindergarten Bulletin Board Idea
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As a teacher, you're bound to hear {what feels like} a million questions a day. So why not get proactive - providing ways for students to get the information they're seeking on their own {as much as possible}? Younger students can be preoccupied with time - "When are we going to lunch?", "What time is gym", "Is it time to go home yet?", etc. While the original design by Donna of Peace, Love and Learning is not a bulletin board, you could easily make it into one!!

Telling Time Bulletin Board or Wall Display

Donna's secret to the board - foam clocks purchased at Target. But if you can't find them {or would prefer a more do-it-yourself approach}, simply...

  1. Trace and cut large circles from foam sheets in assorted colors.
  2. Use a foam marker to script numerals around the outside edge of the foam circle or purchase number stickers to prevent smudging.
  3. Measure and cut clock hands from the foam scraps, using a single paper punch to place a hole at the end of each hand.
  4. Punch a hole in the center of each foam clock - first lacing a brass brad through the hour and minute hand cutouts, then threading the rest of the brad through the hole in the center of the clock and securing it in the back.

Designate a clock for each daily event - lunch, recess, home, and "specials' like art, gym class, music, etc. - setting the clock hands to display the correct time for each and creating labels. Attach these to the wall {below the classroom clock} or to the bulletin board. If the classroom clock isn't in the vicinity of the chosen bulletin board, consider purchasing an inexpensive clock to hang on the board as well.

Supplies for this bulletin board...

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