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Ms. Hawkins from San Mateo CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What Time Is It? Let's Learn About Elapsed Time!

My students need a class set of geared clocks and other time resources to help them learn and understand elapsed time.

  • $195 goal

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My Students

My third graders are a lively and energetic bunch of kids. They are full of creativity and love having the chance to explore their creative side through hands-on games and activities. They are always asking questions, and are so eager to learn about anything and everything!

I teach at a Title I school, so basic classroom resources are very limited.

Our community is ethnically and socioeconomically diverse, and I feel honored to be teaching at a school that celebrates and embraces cultural diversity. The teachers, staff, parents, and students truly make this school a special and unique place.

Despite living in one of the most wealthy regions in California, many of my students come from low-income families. They face hardships that no child should have to face, yet they come to school with a positive attitude, a smile on their face, and an enthusiasm for learning that is contagious. More than 75% of the students at my school are classified as socioeconomically disadvantaged, and more than fifty percent of my students are English Language Learners.

My Project

Telling time is a very challenging concept for many young children to grasp. Learning about elapsed time is something that can be even more difficult for them to understand. For many of my students, it is extremely difficult to visualize the minute hand moving around a clock as the hour hand slowly advances towards the next hour. This is especially true as many of my students have relied heavily on digital clocks for most of their lives, and some have never been introduced to telling time using an analog clock. Our school only has digital clocks in classrooms, making it even more challenging for students to learn how to tell time on a traditional analog clock. This is why it is essential for them to practice using the geared clocks as they begin to not only learn how to read an analog clock, but to also use them to see how the minute hand works in relation to the hour hand.

I am also requesting several age-appropriate read aloud books for my students to help reinforce these skills.

The books will act as a fun, engaging way to incorporate literacy skills with the mathematical concepts of hours, minutes, and seconds, as well as elapsed time.

Ms. Hawkins
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Gear Clock, 4 Inch, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Learning Resources Big Time Learning Clock, 12 Hour • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Me Counting Time: From Seconds to Centuries • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Just a Second • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Telling Time: How to Tell Time on Digital and Analog Clocks • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
Game Time! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
It's About Time! (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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