Friday, March 21, 2008

MUS Clock

G is great with time using a Judy clock but "real" time is different. So I peeked in the back of our Math U See book and checked out the appendix on time. Really strange teaching time with blocks but everything else they teach seems to work so we are giving it a try. We watched the video... great visual. But who can leave blocks lying all over the table? Not me. So I thought I would find a cheapy clock at Goodwill and try to make a block clock.


Cheapy Clock

New Center

5 Block photo

Glue it all together

Voila!

Not Perfect but I think that it will make a big difference. I wrote an H: and an :M on the hands. We can keep it down where we can handle it rather than it hanging high on the wall. I am really proud of it.

3 comments:

Piseco said...

That's a great idea! JediBoy is also at about this level - he needs a lot of prompts telling time but he was interested in the explanation in the back of MUS alpha. I'll have to keep my eye out for a cheapy clock of my own!

School for Us said...

Great job with the clock!

And, thanks for the CD recommendations on my blog - and the website! We'll be checking some of those out! :-)

Makita said...

What a great idea! I'll have to do this as well when the 'time' comes... (pun intended). :D