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Time Test

Tick, tock, it’s time to help students learn to read analog clocks with this quick, dry erase activity.

  • Grade 1
    Kindergarten
    Pre-Kindergarten
  • 30 Minutes or Less
  • Directions

    1. Introduce the activity by reading a storybook such as “It’s About Time” by Stuart Murphy, “The Clock Struck One: A Time-Telling Tale” by Trudy Harris or “Bunny Day: Telling Time from Breakfast to Bedtime” by Rick Walton.
    2. Hand out dry erase boards or clear acetate sheet protectors with paper inserts and Crayola® Dry Erase Crayons to each student. Ask each student to draw the face of a clock on one side of the surface. Announce a time such as 10:15 and prompt the students to draw the hands on their clocks in the accurate position as well as to write the time in numerals and words if possible. Draw the correct clock face on the class white board or overhead projector and discuss the various ways to say the time.
    3. Let the students choose A.M. or P.M. to designate the time of their activity illustration. Encouraging them to use the full range of crayon colors, the students then draw an activity appropriate for the time written on their clock. Share the students’ drawings and discuss their ideas (some activities may need students’ explanations). Erase the clock faces and pictures and announce a different time.
  • Standards

    LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    MA: Tell and write time.

    VA: Students demonstrate an understanding that creative thinking skills transfer to all aspects of life.

    VA: Students experience, analyze and interpret art and other aspects of the visual world.

  • Adaptations

    Instruct the students to divide their writing surfaces in half; one side for A.M. and the other P.M., and have students draw activities appropriate for both times on the clock.

    Call out or illustrate an activity and have the students draw the clock face and time notation to match it.

    Collect, learn and sing songs, both popular and traditional, that have time references in them.

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