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Time should be something you know all about!


First, let’s start with the basics:

There are two hands on the clock: The minute hand-the larger hand because minute is a larger word.  The hour hand is the smaller hand because hour is a small word.


Talking about time:

“Quarter after”  15 minutes AFTER an hour

          Example: “Quarter after”5=  5:15


“Quarter til or Quarter to”  15 minutes BEFORE an hour

          Example: “Quarter til” 5= 4:45


“Half past” 5 =5:30


Elapsed Time is the time that passes from the start to the end of an activity.

First you need to make a t-chart or t-table.  Put the start time on the left side and the end time on the right side.  Work with the hour(s) first, then you work with the minutes.  Don’t forget to use those bubbles when your adding up the hour(s) and minutes!


Example:  Start: 5:48AM End: 8:56AM


5:48AM                           8:56AM

6:48AM                           8:48AM

7:48AM                           8:53AM

8:48AM                           8:54AM




3hrs.                                13 minutes





Practice Telling Time

Various games on telling time (basic):  

Move the hour and minute hands to display the correct time (basic):  

Stop the clock when it shows the correct time (intermediate):

Telling time games, various games you can choose what you would like to play:

Matching game with time:


Elapsed Time

Matching Game:

Detective Story using elapsed time:

E-Lab, you will need a record sheet for this activity: Print for game(Teacher Link)

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