Telling Time

A First Grade Telling Time Unit Created By: Sydney Falk, Gabby Jones, Ronda Malachi, Jessica Distler, Jennifer Curl and Stacy Prusak

M1M2. Students will develop an understanding of the measurement of time.

Unit Essential Question: What do we know about telling time?

Introduction / Activating Hook
(Presented by Group)
Teacher will introduce students to the unit by coming into class dressed up in outfits appropriate to different times of the day. Teacher will ask why we need clocks. She will also ask the students what time correlates to the clothing she is wearing. When asking she will ask the student to come to the front of the class and to move the clock to the time appropriate. What do we know about telling time? Parts of a clock, sequence of events, days of the weeks and months of the year. Students will then move to learning centers based on the time.

Learning Center One-Munchie Math
(Presented by Sydney Falk)
What are the parts of a clock? Students will learn the parts of the clock by creating a clock from a paper plate and Twizzlers. Vocabulary: Clock, minute hand, hour hand, second hand

Learning Center Two-Telling Time
(Presented by Jennifer Curl)
What do you know about telling time? Students will learn how to tell time by the hour and minute hand. They will also learn what you can do in certain amounts of time. Vocabulary: hour, minute, digital, analog, o’clock, colon, second
Just In Time. (n.d.) Telling time: hours. Retrieved July 6, 2009 from

Learning Center Three-Sequencing of Events

(Presented by Gabby Jones)
Students will how to sequence events and make a graphic organizer (foldable) to help them remember the sequence of their day.

Learning Center Four-Days of the Week and Months of the Year
(Presented by Rhonda Malachi)
Students will learn the days of the week and the months of the year with a song called Macarena Months and with an interactive art activity. Student swill put the calendar months in order. Vocabulary: day, month, calendar, week, year
Feldman, Dr. J. (1998) Macarena months. On Dr. Jean and friends [CD]. Oklahoma: Melody Music.
Little Bits of Learning. (Feb. 5, 2008) Learning the months of the year. Retrieved July 1, 2009 from

(Presented by Jessica Distler)
Students will come back to the large group. A review of the learning centers will be given. Students will think of the main ideas. Students will be handed a worksheet about time. There will be two types of clocks on the worksheet; analog and digital. They will be asked to complete the worksheet and then select one time and write/draw what you could be doing at the time they selected. They will review ideas with a partner. Teacher will have students share and check for understanding. This worksheet will be their ticket out of the door for the teacher to review how well the class understood the lesson.
Time for Time. (2003). Telling time worksheets. Retrieved July 14, 2009 from
Time for Time. (2003). Telling time worksheets. Retrieved July 14, 2009 from
Time for Time. (2003). Telling time worksheets. Retrieved July 14, 2009 from


Teacher will assess knowledge by observation, work samples from learning centers and from the final worksheet during the summarization.

Wiki Page
(Designed by Jessica Distler)

Unit Resource
Georgia Department of Education. (2009). Georgia performance standards. Retrieved July 6, 2009 from