This is a timer that can be projected on to the board or played on a computer screen.
This product is a zip file which contains
a .ppsx file (Power Point Show)
a .pdf explaining the show
This file works with PowerPoint 2010, please read:
****the sounds will not play in compatibility mode****
If you are at all interested in this product, please, please download the PREVIEW. The preview will be able to show you how amazing this product is far better than I can explain in words. If the sounds do not play when you download the preview, please reconsider purchasing, they will not work once you've paid. The sounds DO NOT play in comparability mode. Please make sure the sounds work in the preview prior to purchasing!
Using this in my classroom has reduced the amount of managing I have to do during centers to ZERO. Students know what is expected of them and this timer provides cues as to how much time they have left, when they should switch centers, and when they should be working. I get to sit back, relax and enjoy TEACHING rather than managing.
I’ve received feedback from teachers that this has helped to improve classroom management during Daily 5 type activities.
When you download this product, you will download a Power Point Show and a Word Document that fully explains the product.
Here is a quick run through.
The timer switches between 4 colors: Green (25 min), Yellow (3 min), then Red (1 min) then Purple (1 min)This equals 29 minutes of work time and 1 minute to transition. Students know they have plenty of time to work during green. Yellow means they check directions, and make sure they are on track for finishing. Red means hurry up and be sure to finish.
After the first three colors have passed, a purple screen will pop up and play music. This indicates it is time for students to switch centers. The purple stars slowly disappear. An upbeat song plays. This gives kids something to listen to and reduces chit chat along the way to a new center. Students should be completely settled and working by the time all of the stars have disappeared. This transition time gives the teacher a chance to prepare for the next group of students coming to the center.
This product is amazing because students quickly learn what is expected of them and the teacher no longer needs to:
• give directions in between centers
• remember to set a timer (this was my biggest issue)
• tell students how much time is left
• remind students to start cleaning up
If you would like a Classroom Management Timer to be modified for your needs, let me know what you are looking for, and I will figure it out.
Music Credit: “Sing Along With Jim” Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com).
To see my 10 minute timer:
Daily 5 rotations