This document is a hassle-free 20 minute Powerpoint presentation that will automatically transition from slide to slide. Each slide contains a countdown and attractive pictures. Some slides contain motivational quotes about time management as well as musical transitions and songs.
This is more than just a timer. This document can be used for classroom management, extended independent reading, literacy centers, group project time...the possibilities are endless!
Also, this document is FULLY EDITABLE! You are in charge of how you use it!
I don't know why I never thought of this before! This timer has changed my life!!! I use this in my 6th grade Language Arts classroom but it could be used in any classroom.
The time is set up as a Powerpoint presentation. The first slide states "20 minutes left...", then 5 minutes later will automatically transition to a "15 minutes left..." slide, then to a "10 minutes left..." and from there will countdown minute by minute. At the "One Minute" slide, a chime will ring letting students (and you) know that time is almost up. The final slide is set up to play a 30 second song while students either return to their seats, put away their supplies, rotate to the next station, or whatever else you need them to do at that time. The presentation is set to loop because I have 3 20-minute rotations in my classroom. Of course, you could just stop the presentation if you didn't need additional timers. Also, if you needed less than a 20-minute timer, you can just start the presentation where you need it, or delete some slides. Again, this document is fully editable.
I have been using this in my classroom during center rotations and it is amazing how quiet the students are while rotating because of the music playing. The music also puts students in a good mood and it allows them to be proactive and plan the use of their time wisely.
If you do not have a projector, or do not want to project the presentation on screen, you can still allow the presentation to run on your computer while you work with small groups, etc. The audio in the file will notify you when there is one minute left and then when the time is up.
No more yelling over students to quiet them down during transitions, the classroom management is done for you!
I would love to know how you end up using this product! Please share your ideas in the comments. I hope you enjoy this product as much as I do!
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