Hands-on investigation for learning how to understand time. A large felt circle with smaller incremental circles/squares (hour, minutes) with 5-10-15-... would make an awesome time clock. Hour circles different color than minute circles. I would place the minutes in circles, hours in squares (or vice-versa) for easy differentiation. Lego's make up the 5 minute bars.
Hands-on investigation for learning how to understand time
Teaching Special Thinkers
"How To Teach Time" - A frog story that uses an analog clock to keep track of the time. This is a great video for 1st grade students to learn how to read a clock.
How to Teach Time - Telling Time Story – Math Game Time
Although this is for "special thinkers" it would work beautifully for all children for teaching how to tell time. The blog contains the full lesson plan. It's great!
Teaching Special Thinkers: Telling Time is EASY PEASY
Love this anchor chart for telling time ~ Sing to I'm a Little Teapot.
First Grade Wow: It's About Time
So visual and easy to make! So would use this in older grades!
Telling Time Video---this is a GREAT intro. I love how it's broken down into showing what you do during that time of day too.