Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"TIME" for Cootie Catchers

Well, "time" is something I could definitely use a little more of.  How about you?  It's going on midnight here, but I'm determined to finish this up before I go to bed.  (Did I mention I still have to pack for our family mini-vacation tomorrow?)

I was doing a little marking of some math practice tests for our standardized testing (our testing isn't until the end of May / beginning of June).  And YIKES!!!  The concept of time is something my students definitely aren't getting.  I'm planning on doing a few more formal lessons, but I thought I'd make up some cootie catchers to add to our Friday math centres.  My class LOVES the cootie catchers, so I might as well capitalize on it, right???

This package contains 7 different cootie catchers:  an introduction to time, four for elapsed time (in varying degrees of difficulty to meet the MANY different levels in my classroom), one elapsed time word problems, and one for the 24-hour clock (a learning goal for my grade 6 students).  I've uploaded this product to my TPT Store and my Teacher's Notebook store.  You can click on the picture to the right to preview this at my TPT store.

And, if you're looking for a little more time ... I will email a copy to the first 3 people to leave a comment with their email address.

Happy Wednesday!  So looking forward to our mini-vacation tomorrow!  YAY!!!

19 comments:

  1. Wow these look great! Love cootie catchers!

    Kylie
    downunderteacherblog@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Kylie! As soon as I have three comments I'll send them out.

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  2. I defintely need more time!
    I haven't tried cootie catchers but I would love to!

    Brittany
    Sweet Seconds
    secondgradesweets.blogspot.com
    Kielarbn@pba.edu

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    1. Thanks, Brittany. As soon as I have three comments I'll send them out.

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  3. I'd love them.
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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    1. Thanks, Caroline! I'm sending them now.

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  4. Time was a weak point for my class too. Getting ready for our state testing...these would be awesome!
    karenlflood@aol.com

    Thanks!

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    1. Karen, you were only #4 by a minute ... and it's all about time. ;) What's a minute, anyway. I'll send one to you, too.

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    2. Thank you! These rock. I am on spring break right now, and I am redoing my math notebooks to include your foldables. I am imagining how much fun they are going to have with making them, while learning in the process!

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  5. I was just chatting with my daughter's teacher about how her class is struggling with time! I will be sending her to your blog tomorrow. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Lisa
    Mrs. Tilmon Says…

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    1. Thank-you so much, Lisa! It's funny how it's such a difficult concept for students.

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  6. OK folks - that's all I'll be sending out tonight. If you're interesting, you can check out my product at my TPT or TN store. Thank-you so much for your interest and kind comments!!!!!!

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  7. This is fabulous! {as always :)} Thanks Jen!

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  8. We must totally follow the same curriculum because I'm just starting this now :)

    Thanks.

    Going to purchase!

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  9. I am literally teaching elapsed time now! Well, not now because I have a personal day today...yippie! Will be printing these for my kiddos tomorrow for station work. THANK YOU!

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  10. To add to this...this is my first year of teaching and I teach 5th. I wasn't sure how to teach elapsed time so I did some research and we are learning by the T-chart method. It works EVERY time and my kids are amazed that they get every problem right. My seasoned teacher teammates are now going to use this method!

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  11. This is a genius idea! It's a bit too advanced for my Kindergarten kids but I'm definitely going to look through your other Cootie Catchers!

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  12. I am starting elapsed time starting the Monday when we get back from Spring Break! What great timing, thanks so much!
    I featured you on my blog today, so hop on over if you get a chance. I'm sure you already have the top 10 award, but I thought I would give it a shot. :)

    Loose Shoelaces

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  13. I definitely know that I am not #3, but your cootie catchers are the best thing going. My class creates these constantly at recess. I want to use this idea as well in class.

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