Instead of making my first blog post about me, I decided to make it about something more fun, my new classroom timer.
This is a Time Timer, original name, huh? I bought mine from our local teacher store, Teacher Heaven. I know its also available through Lakeshore Learning.
online timer for them. But, inevitably the warm up always took longer. I will still use this for lots of things, I am sure. But this clock is going to be posted right by my door. The fact that it is red and bold... well, I have high hopes that when I say, "You have 10 minutes to work these problems", it will mean 10 minutes.
All it takes is 1 AA battery, which I plan to keep on hand at all times.
I also envision this being set for shorter time frames as needed. I know my students are going to enjoy this visual, because to them 50 minutes, does not fly by.
It also beeps when time is up. So, I was thinking of setting it for 45 minutes and when it beeps, I know I have 5 minutes to wrap up and clean things up before the bell. For my students, when the bells rings, they are out!
I bought the big one. It is a 12". That was all the store I went to had. Lakeshore has 3 sizes though. I wanted the big one. I need to see it as well as my whole class. It was expensive, $40. I know, I know, that is a lot. Normally, I don't spend money on school stuff, but for me, this is a worthy investment.
I can't wait to use it in my classroom. For now, I may need to use it for blogging. Keep me focused :)
Hope this helps you!