Day 1

Title: Time to the nearest hour and half hour

Time Frame: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Materials: Anchor chart, magnets, paper minute and hour hands, dice, white boards and expo markers, “Around the clock” sheet, binder sleeves, analog clock sheets.

Objectives: Students will understand that… time is to be read on an analog and digital clock. 
Students will know… where the hour and minute locations are for both the analog and digital clock.
Students will be able to….read and write time using analog and digital clocks to the nearest hour and half hour.

Formative Assessment: Informal observation of whole group and partner work.

Activities and Procedures

1. Introduction: Review what was discussed yesterday: name of both clocks, where to find hours and minutes on each clock, zones of hours on analog clock, and where minute hand is to be at “o’clock”.

2. Whole group content: Re-introduce the minute hand. Ask students where the minute hand needs to point to be “o’clock”. Label it on the anchor chart (write :00 above the 12). Then ask students where the minute hand should point to have it be “thirty”. Label it on the anchor chart (write :30 below the 6). Re-instill the concepts of o’clock and thirty and where the minute hand should point for each. Have students label their individual analog clock sheets with you.

3. Whole group activity: Teacher models how to read the analog clock to the nearest hour, then half hour, and writes the time on the board for each. Class works together to read the analog clock to the nearest hour and half hour and the teacher writes time on the board. Teacher moves the minute and hour hand using magnets. Students then practice reading clocks to the nearest hour and half hour individually, writing their answers on their white boards. Teacher models each question after answers are displayed by students.

4. Individual activity: Students play around the clock with partners. Teacher provides support and informally assesses. Students roll dice and move spaces accordingly around the circle. The space they land on has a time (hour and half hour) written. Students are challenged to find the clock that displays the time. If they can do so within a minute, they put their initials on the clock. Whoever has more clocks at the end wins. Game is put in binder sleeves and written on with an expo marker to make the sheets reusable. 

5. Conclusion: Students are asked what was challenging and what was easy. Review of digital and analog clock takes place. Remaining questions are addressed. Students are told they will learn how to read a clock to the hour, quarter after, half hour, and quarter til next class.