Learning spaces are all diverse, but there’s one item that you’ll find is an absolute must-have anywhere in the world: the humble classroom clock.
Younger students learn to tell the time by clock-watching and older students spend countless minutes staring at the clock, waiting for the next bell.
Classroom clocks are vital tools which help our students to manage their time and pace themselves when they are completing tasks.
Here, we’ve collated nine ways to jazz up your classroom clock and make it the star of the show!
Classroom Clock Flower Display
Colorful Classroom Clock Labels
It can be challenging teaching young students how to “read the clock”, but using our bright word labels will have them telling the time before you know it! This display combines our Clock Labels (Clock Pattern) digital circles with analog strips.
Digital Time Clock Labels
With technology in abundance in our classrooms and beyond, it’s critical that students are able to read both digital and analog clocks fluently. Our Bright Chevron Clock Labels are a quick and easy way to display digital minutes on an analog clock.
A Classroom Clock Working in Context
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Day Eight: Classroom Clock – Our Maths specialist bought us these awesome clocks that make teaching time super easy. I also include all the important times of the day. This way when I'm asked "How long till recess?" I direct children to the clock wall and ask them to tell me ??? #ausb2s17photoaday #classroomclock #teacherlife #aussieteachers #aussieteachertribe #perthteacher #teachersofinstagram #lifeofateacher #teachersfollowteachers #iteachfourth #yearfour #fourthgrade
Here, the classroom clock is accompanied by three different displays of times which are relevant to the students: recess, lunch and home time! The teacher has included analog and digital examples of the times, as well as a 24-hour time example.
Mathematical Classroom Clock Clues
This clever teacher has adorned the classroom clock with colorful square root facts as clues to the hour labels. Imagine the endless adaptations of this great idea; rainbow facts, multiplication facts, factors (3, 6, 9, 12), fractions!
Classroom Clocks with Meaning
Seamlessly incorporated into wall-worthy typography, these classroom clocks are part of a bigger picture.
Lego Classroom Clock
Although this one isn’t an actual functioning classroom clock, I had to include it. Because who doesn’t love a little Lego in their life? The hours are marked by Lego which corresponds with each number. I think students would love this one, and the learning opportunities would be endless.