1st Grade - Tell Time To The Nearest Half Hour

 Grade Level: 1st Skill: Numbers Topic: Tell Time to the Nearest Half Hour Goal: Tell time to the nearest half hour and relate time to events. Skill Description: The student will be able to tell time to the nearest half hour and relate time to events. For example the student will be able time related to the concepts of before and after and shorter and longer periods of time.

Sample Problems

 (1) Circle the time that would get up and get ready for school. (7:00, 11:00, 12:00) (2) Circle the time that would eat lunch. (9:00, 12:00, 5:00) (3) Circle the time that would go to bed. (2:00, 8:00, 12:00) (4) Circle the time that would show when you are done with school. (5) Circle the time that would show when you would eat breakfast on the weekend. (3:00, 9:00, 8:00)

Learning Tips

 (1) Paper Plate Clocks: For this activity you will need paper plates, a marker, construction paper, and a paper fastener. Starting at the top of the paper plate, have your child label the numbers on their clock. I would provide your child with a sample clock so that they correctly label the numbers. After they have properly labeled the numbers, they will need to make the hands of the clock using the construction paper. Look at a real clock and discuss the length of the hour and minute hands. Have them cut and design the hands for their clock. Next, they will need assistance to attach the hands, using the paper fastener. Once the clock is completed, you and your child can practice showing the time on their clock to indicate bed time, play time, school, etc. (2) Time Bingo: Children love this activity. A pre-made time bingo game can easily be purchased at your local educational supply store. This activity can also be made at home. You can use the above mentioned paper plate clock to assist with the game. You will use the clock to demonstrate a time on the clock and then your child will need to look at their Bingo card and see if they either have a matching clock, or a matching digital time on their card. This is an extremely fun and exciting activity that the entire family can join in on. (3) At night when sharing a story with your child, choose literature that relates to time. The Very Grouchy Ladybug , by Eric Carle, is a story that the children loves that discusses time. When reading with your child, discuss what happens before and after events in the book and also discuss the duration of time as it relates to events to the story. (4) Time Problem Solving: For this activity, you can use the paper plate clock from the above mentioned activity and flash cards with digital times labeled on them. You can play this activity in a variety of ways. First you can have your child use the paper plate clock to demonstrate when certain activities occur in their lives (waking up, breakfast, school, lunch, dinner, bed time, etc.) Next, as they identify each time for the activity, next have them find the corresponding digital time as well. This game can become very challenging but it is wonderful practice to develop and enhance time identification. (5) If you would like another way to help peak your child’s interest with time telling, buy them their own watch. Children feel very important having their own watch and will strive to be able to tell the time on it appropriately and accurately.

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Extra Help Problems

 (1) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 12:00. (2) Draw hands on the clock below to show the time 12:30. (3) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 1:00. (4) Draw hands on the clock below to show the time 1:30. (5) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 2:00. (6) Draw hands on the clock below to show the time 2:30. (7) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 3:00. (8) Draw hands on the clock below to show the time 3:30. (9) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 4:00 (10) Draw hands on the clock below to show the time 4:30. (11) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 5:00. (12) Draw hands on the clock below to show the time 5:30. (13) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 6:00. (14) Draw hands on the clock below to show the time 6:00. (15) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 6:30. (16) Draw hands on the clock below to show the time 7:00. (17) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 7:30. (18) Draw hands on the clock below to show the time 8:00. (19) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 8:30. (20) Draw hands on the clock below to show the time 9:00. (21) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 9:30. (22) Draw hands on the clock below to show the time 10:00. (23) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 10:30. (24) Draw hands on the clock below to show the time 11:00. (25) Look at the clocks below. Circle the clock that shows 11:30.