As the librarian, I was in charge of the school closed circuit system. We began the year with a digital clock displayed throughout the school along with the scrolling weekly announcements. I cannot tell you the uproar that happened every single school year when students returned after the Christmas break to find an ANALOG clock displayed! Students are so accustomed to digital clocks they really have NO concept of time, even though telling time is taught!
I had a sixth grade student approach me in the hall one day to discuss this change. SHE was telling me how her classmates were very upset. As we discussed the change, she asked me what time it was. Always the teacher, I showed her my analog wrist watch. Sheepishly, she looked at me saying in a very quiet voice, I can’t read your watch.
Everyone needs to be able to read an analog clock/watch! My little story tells you my conviction and why I totally love this Melissa & Doug giveaway today of the Turn & Tell Wooden Clock. Enter to win by commenting on the Melissa & Doug Facebook post about this giveaway before 10am tomorrow, July 26th.