TIME ON YOUR HANDS (if not, it soon will be!)
This book teaches telling the time using a unique multi-sensory method. The hand is turned into a clock and the hours and minutes are taught to the fingers.
Students who can read digital time, yet cannot read the hands on a clock will be most impressed with their new accomplishment.Frances More was asked by a teacher at a school in Dunedin if she could come up with a simple way to teach analogue time to students because she had solved their times tables teaching problems.
After 2 days of thinking about it, she came up with this multi-sensory teaching concept. A first ever and one not to be missed!!! If you have something that you are struggling to teach your students, contact Frances and she will see what her fingers can come up with.
Telling the Time The Elephant Way.
Elephants are not timeless creatures,
Although, the wrinkles of time, tell on their features.
They know that its daytime, by the light of the sun,
And when its not there, the night has begun.
Dinnertime, is hailed by the rumble of tummies,
Each of them has their own favourite yummies.
Some of them like to chew on a tree,
But chewing on trees just isn’t for me.
Bath-time is, an occasion for all,
The whole herd is seen to be having a ball.
With trunks filled with water and mud up to the eye,
What better way can there be to “wash” time go by.
Playtime is when all the chores have been done,
How about going out for a run?
With a hop and a skip and a jungle vine,
Let’s have a race to cross the line.
Sum time is when, sticks and rocks they count,
To the adding of bananas and checking the amount.
The monkeys watch, with interest, as the elephants count to ten,
Before they even know it though, they count to ten again.
Too much to learn, too much to see, the hours are too few,
Wasting time is not something an elephant would do.
So take a leaf, out from their book, and learn as much as they
Fit as much into your life, and don’t have feet of clay.
Our time is short and there’s much to tell, how elephants learn, how they learn it well.
They wiggle their toes and flap their ears, they carry the memory for years and years.
To remember things as elephants do, just wiggle your thumbs and your fingers too.
The memory will come up before your eyes, the answer is right, what a nice surprise.