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Several activities are provided for your young learners to practice telling time. One suggestion is to provide each learner with their own clock. After you read the time, each learner must place the clock's hands in the correct place and hold it up. A quick and easy way to assess your learners!
The whole class discusses the differences between the two clocks: digital and a clock with hands. They discuss the differences between the hour hand and minute hand. Students are taught telling time to the half hour. They are introduced to telling time on a digital clock.
Young learners create a clock by adding hands and placing the numbers in the correct location. After each learner has their very own clock, they explore each component. Review on the hour times, and then introduce them to five-minute intervals. It's so much easier to understand when a learner can manipulate it themself!
Young mathematicians practice how to tell time to the minute, and to the hour, using manipulative clocks. They practice these skills at assigned Internet sites after listening to a teacher read aloud of Eric Carle's The Grouchy Ladybug. They also make a clock to practice and demonstrate with at home.
First-graders tell time to the nearest half hour and differentiate between morning, afternoon, and evening. They make a clock out of a paper plate that includes a minute and hour hand, and count by 1's and 5's to sixty. They set their clock to different times, and complete a worksheet.