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When we can read a clock, we can find out when it is time to do something, like meet a friend at the park or watch a favorite show. <br />Why should I learn to read a clock?<br />
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This looks pretty hard, are you sure I can do this?<br />Sure you can! It may take some practice, but by learning the basics you’ll be on your way in no time!<br />
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Types of Clocks<br /> There are two different type of clocks, digital and analog.<br /> Can you guess which is analog and which is digital?<br />
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This is a digital clock. Instead of pointing to the numbers with hands, the numbers are displayed electronically.<br />
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This is an analog clock. Today, we will be learning how to read an analog clock.<br />
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The body of the clock is called the face.<br />face<br />
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The clock contains 12 numbers. We can read the time as one o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock…you get the picture!<br />
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Thehands point to the numbers.<br />hand<br />hand<br />hand<br />
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This hand is called the hour hand.<br />The hour hand is the shortest hand. You can remember this by remembering that “hour” is a short word.<br />
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The hour hand will circle the entire clock two times each day because there are 24 hours in one day.<br />
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Hours between 12:00 midnight and 12:00 noon are read as A.M. For example, you wake up in the morning at 6:00 AM<br />
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Any hour between 12:00 noon and 12 midnight is read as P.M. You eat dinner with your family at 6:00 P.M.<br />
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This is the minute hand. It tells us the minute of the hour.<br />The minute hand is longer than the hour hand. Remember that “minute” is a long word.<br />Remember, there are 60 minutes in on hour.<br />
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This is the second hand. It tells us how many seconds have passed in the minute.<br />Remember, there are 60 seconds in one minute.<br />
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To read the hour, look at the hour hand. The hour hand is beside the 5, so it is five o’clock.<br />
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To find the minute, look at the number the minute hand is beside. We can then skip count to find the time. <br />
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Remember:<br />1=5 minutes after the hour<br />2=10 minutes after the hour<br />3=15 minutes after the hour<br />4=20 minutes after the hour<br />5=25 minutes after the hour<br />6=30 minutes after the hour<br />7=35 minutes after the hour<br />8=40 minutes after the hour<br />9=45 minutes after the hour<br />10=50 minutes after the hour<br />11=55 minutes after the hour<br />12=60 or 1 hour<br />
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Let’s put it all together! <br />First, look at the hour hand. What hour is it?<br />Next, look at the minute hand. What minute of the hour is it?<br />Answer: 10 o’clock. The hour hand is by the 10.<br />Answer: 10 after 10. We can skip count by fives. 1=5 minutes after. 2 = 10 minutes after.<br />
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Wow! This was really fun! I feel so much better about telling time!<br />All it takes is a little practice. Well, that’s all the time we have for today. Next time we can practice telling time to the nearest minute.<br />
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