Lesson Information• Objective: Students will be able to tell and illustrate time by the hour./ Students will understand the movement of the minute hand in relation to the hour hand.• Essential Questions: Why is it important that we can properly read and understand time?• Lesson Type: Direct Instruction• Cognitive Level: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis• Affective Level: Receiving phenomena, Responding to phenomena• Psychomotor Level: Perception, Set, Guided Response• Multiple Intelligence: Bodily/Kinesthetic, Verbal/Linguistic, Music/Rhythmic, Visual/Spatial
Technology Materials• Smart Board • The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle• Computer with lyrics to • Cardboard circles or paper hands on the clock song plates • Construction paper • Scissors • Glue • Foam numbers • Markers • Demo clock already made • Timer • Hands on the clock song • Blank paper • Pencil • Brass fasteners
Standard Addressed Measurement• M1M2. Students will develop an understanding of the measurement of time. – a. Tell time to the nearest hour and half hour and understand the movement of the minute hand and how it relates to the hour hand.
Introduction• Introduce the book The Grouchy Ladybug and ask the class if they know what the book is about. Find out what the class knows about time.• Explain the importance of the small and large hands on a clock.• Using the computer and Smart Board, display the lyrics to the hands on the clock song. Read the lyrics and sing the song as a class.• Inform the students that they will be making their very own clocks and show the demo clock that has been pre-made before class.• Pass cardboard circle, large and small clock hands pattern, glue, scissors, markers, and foam numbers out to each student.• Have the students create their own correct clock.
Guided Practice• Read The Grouchy Ladybug to the students.• Using their homemade clocks, have the students move the hands to show the correct time that is shown.• Leave plenty of time for the students to see the clock in the book.• Ask questions regarding the book and time so check for understanding.
Independent ActivitiesPass out a piece of paper to eachstudent and explain that you are goingto set a timer that will randomly go offat different times. Explain that youwant everyone to write down what timethe clock says each time the timer goesoff.
Performance Assessment• You can assess the students by checking to see if their homemade clocks are constructed correctly.• Also, check their paper with the time intervals to ensure they were reading the correct time.
Closure• Have the students turn in their papers with each time interval on it.• Review the times by asking the students questions to get them thinking, such as “what time is it when the long hand is on the one and the short hand is on the twelve?”• Allow the students to use their homemade clocks to figure out the answers• Review the essential questions by asking and explaining why telling time is important.
ReferencesFraley, M. & Boyd, R. (2011). Telling time (by the hour). Retrieved from http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathTime.htmBanks, G. & Matterson, E. (n.d.) Telling time, clocks. Retrieved on July 11, 2011 from http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems