For the past few weeks, The Tigers (1st and 2nd graders) have been working on telling time. We have come at it in many different ways starting with the hour and then moving to the minutes. We’ve studied individual clocks, made our own clocks, played time bingo, talked about and found our waking, school, dinner, bed time on our watches and checked the time throughout the day. Many are grasping the concept. We even started bringing in the digital visual to match the analog clock. It is quite the jump in concept since we are changing our thinking from our constantly studied number line that works on base ten.

Whenever you get the chance, talk about the time. Track waking time, dinner time, bed time on the clock – five ’till, five after, half past, o’clock etc.