Time

This lesson aligns with the following standards:

National Standards: Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement

  • recognize the attributes of length, volume, weight, area, and time;
  • select and apply appropriate standard units and tools to measure length, area, volume, weight, time, temperature, and the size of angles;

CT State Standards: 1.MD.3 Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

 

Telling Time to the Hour

You may be asking what other activities you can do with your child to further reinforce the skills learned and practiced on the website and in school.

  • Create a large clock on the floor. Have your child and a friend lay down to make the minute hand and the hour hand. Make sure each child is wearing a different color! Call out times, to the hour, and have them move into proper position while laying on the floor.
  • Hop on Youtube.com and watch some of these great videos about telling time!
    • Telling Time to the Hour By: TeacherTubeMath
    • How To Tell Time By: Mrmosby1 - Flower Time By: DJCKids
    • Music Time with SteveSongs | Let's Tell the Time | PBS KIDS By: PBS
  • Create a schedule for a play date. Plan for a change of activities on the hour. Have your child draw a clock with the hands to illustrate the time.
  • Find an old analog clock and have your child play “teacher”. Have your child teach YOU how to tell time. Allow them to quiz you. Don’t forget to get some questions wrong- that way the “teacher” will have to teach you again or adjust their lesson!
  • Create a bingo board containing various images of clocks. The “caller” will pull the digital time. Those playing will have to find the right pictorial representation after hearing the time.

This lesson aligns with the following standards:

National Standards: Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement

  • recognize the attributes of length, volume, weight, area, and time;
  • select and apply appropriate standard units and tools to measure length, area, volume, weight, time, temperature, and the size of angles;

CT State Standards: 1.MD.3 Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

 

Telling Time to the Half Hour

You may be asking what other activities you can do with your child to further reinforce the skills learned and practiced on the website and in school.

  • Create a schedule for a play date. Plan for a change of activities on the half hour. Have your child draw a clock with the hands to illustrate the time.
  • Find an old analog clock and have your child play “teacher”. Have your child teach YOU how to tell time. Allow them to quiz you. Don’t forget to get some questions wrong- that way the “teacher” will have to teach you again or adjust their lesson!
  • Create a bingo board containing various images of clocks. The “caller” will pull the digital time. Those playing will have to find the right pictorial representation after hearing the time.
  • Read the TV guide and find when your child’s favorite shows are on. Locate the starting time and figure out what time the show will end based on running time.
  • Take your child to the bookstore and find story books about time. Here are some great books:
    • The Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus: A Tell the Time Story By: Stan and Jan Berenstain
    • Telling Time By: Dan Harper
    • The Clock Struck One: A Time-telling Tale (Math Is Fun!) By: Trudy Harris
    • Telling Time: How to Tell Time on Digital and Analog Clocks! By: Jules Older
    • My Book of Easy Telling Time: Learning about Hours and Half-Hours By: Shinobu Akaishi and Eno Sarri

This lesson aligns with the following standards:

National Standards: Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements

  • select and apply appropriate standard units and tools to measure length, area, volume, weight, time, temperature, and the size of angles

CT State Standards: 2.MD.7 Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.

- Time: A.M. and P.M. ( Q.7)


AM and PM

You may be asking what other activities you can do with your child to further reinforce the skills learned and practiced on the website and in school.

  • Create a daily schedule. Sit with your child and determine if the activity occurs during the AM hour of the PM hours.
  • Play an AM and PM game! The "judge" will call out either AM or PM. After it has been called, rush to list all activities that happen during those hours. You get two points if you list an activity that no one else has written. You get one point if you list an activity that someone else has duplicated.
  • Explain the difference between AM and PM by explaining that that AM represents time in the morning and PM stands for time in the afternoon and early night. Write AM as a column heading on one side of a piece of paper and PM as a column heading on the other side. Ask your child to tell you things that (s)he does in the morning and things (s)he does in the afternoon and early night. Write each activity under the appropriate column heading. After your child has demonstrated a general understanding, explain that time switches from p.m. to a.m. late at night, so (s)he sleeps in both the PM and the AM.
  • Take numerous pictures of your child both in the morning and night hours. Create labels to place on the back of the pictures. The labels should indicate what they are doing and during what hours. For example, take a picture of your child eating breakfast. On the back of the picture, the child should use an AM label. Encourage writing a short statement about the picture as well, such as I eat breakfast in the AM. - Create books with your child. Choose titles that revolve around the AM and PM theme. Create a book called "What I do in the morning", "What I do at night", "What I do in the afternoon" and so on. Make sure to add the hours that the event occurs, including the AM and PM.
  • Go on a clock hunt throughout the house. Can you find all the digital clocks and denote AM or PM? If your clocks do not have that option, design AM and PM cards. Display them next to the clock and make sure to switch it often!

This lesson aligns with the following standards:

National Standards: Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement

  • recognize the attributes of length, volume, weight, area, and time;
  • select and apply appropriate standard units and tools to measure length, area, volume, weight, time, temperature, and the size of angles;

CT Sate Standards: 1.MD.3 Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

 

Digital Clocks

You may be asking what other activities you can do with your child to further reinforce the skills learned and practiced on the website and in school.

  • On flashcards, draw various analog clocks as well as digital clocks. Use a magnet on the black of the flashcards to make a fun refrigerator game. Change the time based on the event. Having dinner at 6:00? Have your child find the analog time as well as the digital time.
  • Use the flashcards that you made for the previous activity and create a concentration style game. Keep flipping cards over until you find the analog time and a corresponding digital time.
  • Create a daily calendar of family events or rituals. Include both the analog representation of the time as well as the digital time.
  • Go on a time hunt around your house. Find all the digital clocks and analog clocks. To get a point for finding the clock, have your child read the time. See who can gain the most points at the end of the hunt! Don't forget that watches count!
  • Go to the local library or bookstore and find some books about telling time with a digital clock. Here are some titles to explore:
    • Telling Time: How to Tell Time on Digital and Analog Clocks! by Jules Older and Megan Halsey
    • Telling Time (Mathematics Series) by Jo Ellen Moore
    • What's the Time, Mr. Wolf? by Annie Kubler