Writing Time: Analog Clock with Half Hours

I can write and set time with half hours using analog clocks.

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In this lesson, students will learn how to write and set time on an analog clock with half hours. Students will watch a video about telling time on an analog clock to the half hour. Then students will complete several activities in which they practice writing time and setting clocks to reflect the correct time on the adjustable clock tool.

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Students will learn how to properly write and set time with half hours using analog clocks.

Students will be introduced to analog clocks and analyze a clock on the interactive whiteboard. Students will then write down 3 observations about it or share with the class.

Begin the lesson by discussing the short and long hand on an analog clock. Guide students in several different ways to write time. Have students write the time they see on the clock in two different ways. Have students practice writing time using the phrase “half past” in several activities. Continue by having students match the time on each train to the correct analog clock.

Teach students the importance of being able to write and set time on their own. Have them complete activities in which they practice adjusting and setting clocks on their own such as setting their alam so they are not late for their hopscotch tournament, and helping Flo the flamingo set her clocks to show the correct times.

Students respond to ten multiple-choice and true or false questions about setting and writing time on analog clocks.

Students will be told they have music class every Friday at eleven-thirty sharp. They will adjust the clock to show the time of their class. Then, they will write the time in two different ways on the provided lines.

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