My Trip to the Zoo: A Telling Time Lesson Plan for Time to the Hour and Half Hour
-Power point slides and projector
-Judy Clocks (preferably 1 per student)
-Animal and clock pictures cut apart into individual cards for memory game
-My Trip to the Zoo (blank sheet to make own schedule)
-My Trip to the Zoo (time matching sheet, one for the hour, one for the half hour)
-Introduce a clock’s hour hand, minute hand, and an analog clock vs. a digital clock
-Hand out individual analog clocks (Judy clocks) to students and have them practice showing times to correspond to a written analog clock time
-Explain that we are going to pretend to take a trip to the zoo and visit animals at different times. Play the Powerpoint and check for students’ understanding by asking them to show you their clocks after each stanza. Students can also compare their clock to the picture shown on the slides.
-Three other Powerpoints are included: one for repeated small group practice with most students, one for extending to the half-hour with those ready for the next step, and one combining time to the hour and half-hour.
-Students can independently practice telling time by playing game. Cut apart the animal and clock cards and turn upside down in two separate stacks. A students takes one card from each pile and records the animal and time on the recording sheet, then repeats the process. As an extension, on the back students can write about their favorite animal, an animal they didn’t choose but would have liked to have seen, or an animal they might see if they stayed up after their bedtime.
-Last Night at the Zoo by Michael Garland
-Field Trip Fiasco by Julie Danneberg
Animal clip art from Little Red https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Littlered