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Telling Time to the Nearest Hour & Half Hour

1st Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
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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.