Lesson Plan : What Time Is It On The Clock?

Teacher Name:
 Emily Stradling
 Grade 1

 Telling time
 Hours, minutes, seconds
 The goal of this lesson is to teach the children how to tell time by reading the hands on a clock. (Not by using a digital clock!) I want them to be able to identify where the numbers are on a clock and what it means when the short or the long hand falls on those numbers. I want them to be able to create a clock of their own using Kidspiration and be able to tell the time using their own clocks.
 After reading a book on telling time and discussing how clocks look and work, I want the children to be able to create their own clocks and use them to practice telling the time.
 Kidspiration, children's books on telling time, real clocks, a sample of a clock designed on Kidspiration.
 I will introduce the topic of clocks by reading the book, 'Around the Clock with Harriet: A Book About Telling Time,' written by Betsy Maestro.
 I will ask the students why they think we need to be able to tell time and how we can use this skill. After they give me their answers, I will show them a real clock. I will have them read the numbers to me and then explain what the short and long hands on the clock mean and what they do. Then, using a sample clock that I will make before hand on Kidspiration, I help them to practice with telling time just on the hour. (Ex: 4 o'clock) after I feel that they understand this concept, I will then explain to them the minute hand and teach them about how many minutes are in an hour and how to read those minutes on the clock. We will then practice this skill using the sample clock.
 For practice, I will keep using the sample clock that I will have made and have the whole class participate. Throughout the day, I will also make it a point to point out what times we our doing our activities and have them tell me what time they see on the clock.
 If there is a child who may not be able to use a computer for some reason, I will have them make a clock on paper or have the children make their clocks in pairs so that another child could help them.
Checking For Understanding:
 I will be able to tell if the student understands the process of telling time when he/she presents their clock to us in class. I will also be able to know if they understand how the numbers on a clock work by the way that they have placed their numbers on the clock.
 To finish up the lesson, the students will present their clocks. After this is done, they may take them home, but we will continue practicing in the class by having the students tell me what time it is when we do certain activities.
 I will use the attached rubric to evaluate the child's understanding and progress of telling time.
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