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I have used this is my classroom for three years. It works like a charm. The students love to see how many gum balls they can earn during the given time. I have either set the timer for the full amount of work time or set it for smaller increments of time. As a reward, if they reach the goal, I sometimes give a piece of bubble gum, or something toward a classroom goal for some other reward...For example I might give them a letter toward building the word Compliments.

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20 Three-Minute Brain Breaks

Kids NEED brain breaks. They need time to think and process but also need time for fun and relaxation. This pin involves activities that allow the students to move around and be active instead of sitting down the whole entire class.

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When I explained to my eight year old son that ancient peoples didn't have clocks like we do today, he was surprised. I don't think the th...

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Try this 2-minute timer for short tasks such as tidying up. Pupils must finish before the marbles are all in the jar!

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How high is your tower? Maths and finger strengthening too... turn over the timer... throw the dice... build your tower using the tweezers .. keep score ... best of three! LH

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• Timers are a great classroom tool to break up the day/period into blocks of time to help focus students • Stopwatches can also be used to time a response to a problem or question • Google Timer and Google Stopwatch are quick and easy to access

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