Summary of Answers to Interview Questions:
“We use the Judy Clock in the classroom for telling time…We like that the Judy Clock is easy to manipulate, hands on for the children to use, the numbers are clear and easy to read… We use the Judy Clock when doing our time unit in kindergarten…The children are given a chance to explore the clock and use them during our free play time.
Mrs. Franken and Mrs. Kohl, Purple Kindergarten, Akiba-Schechter
“We do use this clock at our school in Costa Rica. Each kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classroom has this clock! I like using this clock because it is great visual support for my learners. It is also realistic because when the minute hand completes the 60 seconds the minute hand automatically moves. My kids enjoy experimenting with it and playing “teacher" with the clock to quiz their friends…We used the clock to also talk about fractions in the classroom. Children are drawn to the clock so they often make up games using the clock to play with each other…It was absolutely helpful! It attracted them to experiment with a concept that can be difficult for many!
Laura Bender, Principal of Early Childhood Education, International School, Costa Rica
“I use it every year as a demonstration tool, and I leave it out for students to use. I especially like the way the gears demonstrate the actual movement of the clock hands relative to each other. Also, it's so attractive, clear, and sturdy…I've seen kids use it to examine the gear action and not just for telling time…I think it is exceptionally useful, since it shows so clearly how the hour hand's movement relates to the movement of the minute hand. It also ties in nicely to our studies of fractions.
-Mr. Scott Salk, 1st/2nd grade teacher, Akiba-Schechter