A Lesson Plan for Empress Adelaide Dances at 8
Tell and write time.
1.MD.B.3 Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
You will need a copy of the book; for each group of students have ready a strip of paper, pencils, glue, and a ruler.
New words repetition or repeating
Anticipatory Set and Objective Read the story. Study the activity at the back of the book and talk about times of the day and how the hours repeat beginning anew each day.
Discuss the number of hours in two days: If there are 24 hours in one day, how many hours are there in two days? How many times do the hands revolve around the clock in one day? In two days?
Guided Practice Give students long strips of paper and have them draw a number line up to 24 on both sides of the strips. Now have them roll the strip into a circle to the point that the 13 on the number line covers the 1. If they continue to roll the strip, the 24 will cover the 12. Discuss the way we measure the hours using only a 12 hour clock. Use the word repeat: The hours repeat two times each day: we have a 1 o’clock in the early morning and again in the afternoon.
Check for Understanding Hang the clocks around the room and keep a 24 number line in view. Refer to the clocks at different times during the day asking questions such as: How many hours has it been since we came to school? How many hours before you will have dinner? Compare the hours on the rotating clocks to the number line when someone has a question.
Extension Once students understand the concept of the hours repeating twice during each day, expand the idea by making a 48 hour rotating clock and a number line to 48.