Understanding Time Poster
Make analog clocks to show when specific activities or events occur during the day.
Create handy analog clocks to demonstrate time and the passing of time. Students can discuss the relative time events occur throughout the day. Students will place the clocks on their desk and adjust accordingly throughout the day to reinforce concepts.
Work with individual students to reinforce concepts of time. Students can take analog clocks home for practice. Advanced learners can be introduced to elapsed time.
Create handy analog clocks to demonstrate understanding of time by the hour, half hour or minute.
Supplies Used: Adhesive Numbers, Black Pen, Brads, Cardstock, Felt, Glue, Ribbon, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut three or more Clock Face & Hands from varying colors of construction paper or cardstock. Trim the handles and feet from these Clock Faces.
- Die-cut the same number of Clock Faces from gray or silver paper. Adhere colored Clock Faces onto the silver Clock Faces.
- Die-cut the same number of Clock Hands from black cardstock or construction paper, covering the Hands area of the Clock Face & Hands.
- Use adhesive numbers or hand print the numbers to designate the hours on the Clock Face.
- Use brads to loosely attach the Clock Hands to each Clock.
- Computer or hand print signs depicting different daily activities, like "Breakfast Time," "Lunch Time" or "Bed Time." A classroom schedule could also be used showing "School Begins," "Morning Recess," "Library Time," "Lunch" or other important times.
- Clocks can be displayed on a bulletin board. A piece of felt trimmed with ribbon has been used to display these Clock Faces. They are attached with hook & loop dots (see Main Photo).
Mathematics, Grades K: Measurement & Data
K.MD 4a. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts time (e.g., morning, afternoon, evening, today, yesterday, tomorrow, week, year) and tools that measure time (e.g., clock, calendar). Name the days of the week.
Mathematics, Grades 3: Measurement & Data
3.MD 1. Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.