This week we started exploring time. The first grade benchmark requires students to tell and write time to the hour and half hour.
We started by learning the hour hand by using a 1 handed clock.
The times above can be described as 7 o'clock, a little after 9, half past 2.
Using one hand helps us learn the hand is directly pointing to a number at the hour (:00) and it moves throughout the hour.
We then introduce the minute hand to tell time to the hour.
Today, we learned about telling time to the half hour. There are three things to remember:
1. The minute (big) hand is on the 6.
2. The hour (little) hand is between the hour stated and the next hour.
3. Time to the half hour is written as :30.
Please practice telling time to the hour and half hour at home!
What have we learned?
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