Elapsed Time Timer - classroom management series

This post is part of my Classroom Management Series. Click here to read other posts from the series.

Well friends, I'm scratching my head.

I had set up a whole bunch of blog entries to post automatically last week and it turns out they didn't. Not only did they not post, but the
y've gone missing.

I'm not sure if it was a technical glitch or human error, however, since the latter requires me taking ownership for messing something up, I will go with the first. :)
So here I am. Reposting what I thought I posted. When we last left off I was praising the Online Egg Timer. Today I shall speak of another keep-on-task tool.

This is something I stumbled upon by chance.

I didn't initially purchase it for the classroom.

I bought it for my son during the summer that he boycotted naps, yet I needed my sanity. We implemented a 30 minute "quiet rest time" and I bought this to help put an end to the constant questioning of, "Is it time to get up yet?"

This timer provides a great visual for even the youngest learners.

I like to use it in my classroom for the students who sometimes need some assistance staying focused to complete a task. I find it really helps teach them how to manage their time.

I bought it at Lakeshore.

I don't use timers during parent/teacher conferences, but I know a lot of teachers do. I think this would be a great tool for that purpose. It won't make a rude buzzing or beeping sound to signal time is up, but it will be obvious.

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