Hi Everybody! I'm Deb from over at Fabulously First and I'm excited to be here. I'm a first grade teacher, mom of four and soon to be a grandmother of four! EEEEKKKK!
My first graders are doing fine with telling time to the hour. When it comes to teaching them about the half-hour, I know what's headed my way. It always confuses them when the hour hand is in between two numbers, so we made up this little rhyme to help them know where to look. I taught them to look where the hour hand is and if they don't know which hour it is, then go to the lowest number. So we reduced it to: "If you don't know, go low"!
I use the website "Stop the Clock" and you can click below to go see it.
We start with using the site practicing time to the hour. I give them a sheet that we use to write down how many seconds/minutes it takes them to get the analog and digital clocks matched.
Then, after we have mastered telling time to the hour we move on to the half-hour:
I have six little stools that they pull up to my activboard to play the game. It becomes highly competitive as they all try to get the lowest score after five attempts. It is a race after our whole group and math buddies time to get to this game.
If you are interested in using the "Stop the Clock" sheet, click below:
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