# Tell Time by the half hour - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Telling Time

In the lesson "Tell Time by the Half Hour," first-grade students embark on an engaging journey through the Foundations and Applications in Measuring, Time, and Data unit, focusing on the pivotal skill of telling time. This lesson is crucial as it lays the groundwork for students to understand the concept of time, an essential life skill. Through activities like the "Telling Time by the Half Hour Worksheet," "Help Sarah Be on Time! Worksheet," and "Grandpa and Grandma Come to Visit Worksheet," students will learn to recognize and articulate the time when the minute hand points to the six, indicating a half hour past the hour.

Understanding how to tell time by the half hour is not only a fundamental mathematical skill but also a necessary life skill. It helps students develop a sense of time management, enabling them to schedule and participate in daily activities effectively. This knowledge is instrumental in building their independence and responsibility, as it allows them to understand the concept of time in practical, everyday contexts, such as knowing when a favorite TV show begins or when it's time to do homework.

Estimated classroom time: 9 min
Chapter: Telling Time
Unit: Foundations and Applications in Measuring, Time and Data
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1st
3:00 min
Telling Time by the Half Hour Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Help Sarah Be on Time! Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Grandpa and Grandma Come to Visit Worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Telling Time by the Half Hour Worksheet

Teaching your kids to tell the time will be very important. They must learn how to correctly tell the time in all its different formats, by looking at a clock, watch or even when it is written down. Use this worksheet to make your child’s learning much easier for them. There are four different clocks in the picture. Look at each one with your child, and then help them circle the time that matches the clock.

• ### Activity 2 / Help Sarah Be on Time! Worksheet

Human beings are social in nature, and a lot of the things that we do require us to be on time for there to be order. For example, when setting up a meeting with a friend, it is necessary to include the time of the meeting so that everything goes smoothly. Ask your kids if they can tell you some other things we need to be on time for. Now, look at this worksheet and read the short story with pictures to your kids. Help them check the boxes of the times that match each clock.

• ### Activity 3 / Grandpa and Grandma Come to Visit Worksheet

Your kids probably look forward to visits from Grandpa and Grandma, or going to their house for visits. If your parents live out of town, their visits are probably very planned out beforehand and scheduled. Use this worksheet to teach your kids more about time. There are five pictures in this tracing sheet with accompanying texts and a clock. Read the plan to your kids and then help them trace the plan to the correct clock.