Telling Time to the Nearest Hour & Half Hour1st Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: Math, Measurement and Data
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: Tell time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks & Writing time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: pencils, red, and blue crayons/colored pencils, large teaching clock and small student clocks or use clock printable, scissors, glue, and brad fasteners (if not available, you do not need them), counting chips or small blocks – partners have 2 different colors each (or crayons/colored pencils if counting chips are not available), document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required: printables “Student Clock Project” (1 copy per student if you do not have student clocks), “Student Clock Practice Sheet” (1 copy per student), “Matching Time Game” (1 copy per student), “Matching Time Game Recording Sheet” (1 copy per student), “I Spy a Clock” (1 copy for the class), “I Spy a Clock Recording Sheet” (1 copy per student), & “Tic-Tac-Toe Clocks” (1 copy per student); Optional: printable “Exit Slips” (as an optional assessment component) (1 copy per student)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing Measurement & Data: (1MD.3). These lessons include: Introduction to Telling Time to the Hour, Drawing Hour and Minute Hands on a Clock & Writing Times and Games: I Spy a Clock, Tic-Tac-Toe Clocks.
- Segment 1: students will identify the hour and minute hands, read time on an analog clock to the hour, and on a digital clock to the hour. They will also make their own clock to tell time.
- Segment 2: students will draw the hour and minute hands on an analog clock to match the time, and they will write in the numbers on a digital clock to match the time.
- Segment 3: students will read times on analog clocks and will write times on digital clocks.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.