Monday, July 1, 2013

hickory dickory dock...

We're learning to read the clock!

This morning we did an impromptu lesson on telling the time using both an analog and digital clock.

It started with a circle time with the song Hickory Dickory Dock...


I explained how there are 24 hours in a day, 60minutes in an hour, 60 seconds in a minute. The concept of AM and PM...and then we got to work.

First I showed Banyan how the clock works from 12 am-12pm going through the motions on both an analog and digital clock.
Then we drew a chalkboard clock and I began to give him random times to write out in digital form so he would have to write where the hands went.

We then proceeded to do the opposite by having him read the hands of a clock and then say what they were in digital form. 

Then I did the same thing with his actual clock... We played a game called "get there on time"

I was his boss and wrote out a schedule of when he had to be at certain places at certain times. He had to read the schedule, then went around and acted out all of the different scenarios being "on time"using his clock to set the proper time do do various activities. 

Once I could see that his sense of reading the clock was fairly mastered. I went onto THIS AWESOME WEBSITE and printed out some Time telling worksheets for him to do practice work on.

He spent the morning working on them correcting his worksheets and, shazaam.. He now (mostly) knows how to tell time. (looks like counting by 5's paid off from last week!)


  1. Great!! Those quarter hours usually take the longest:) Love the way you presented it!:)