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Here is a terrific lesson plan on telling time designed for 2nd graders. Learners practice how to tell time to the nearest five minutes. They learn how many seconds are in a minute, a how many minutes are in an hour, and how many hours are in a day. All of this knowledge gets put to use by playing online games on the computer, putting together flip books that are about telling time, and doing some old fashioned drill and practice. A fabulous all-around lesson that covers this important topic quite well.
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 clock is ticking and it is time for your first graders to learn how to read an analog and a digital clock. This math instructional activity includes reading pages from Telling Time by Jules Older, observing the two different types of clocks, as well as interacting with the PowerPoint provided. Lastly, the class will participate in making a human clock! Note: Two Word documents are also provided.
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 hour and differentiate between morning, afternoon, and evening. They create a paper place clock, and set their clocks to times dictated by the teacher. Students then complete a morning, afternoon, and evening chart with the teacher.