Students tell time to the nearest whole and half hour on both digital and analog clocks. They begin to learn about length by measuring with objects like paperclips and choose which object is longer than another.

Telling time is the main measurement skill for Grade 1. This has become more of a challenge because students do not often see clocks with hands (analog clocks). Even so, it is important to be able to read analog clocks. Using a play clock with moveable hands is great way to reinforce this skill. If you don’t have an analog clock in your home or classroom, you may want to get an inexpensive clock to use to help reinforce the skill.

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### Worksheets (all activites are free, printable PDFs)

#### Telling Time

Students learn to tell time on both digital clocks and clocks with hands (analog). To support student learning, ask them to tell you the time several times throughout the day. If possible, use a play analog clock and have students show specific times.

#### Telling Time to the Hour

Students are shown digital and analog clocks with a whole hour time shown. Students tell what time it is.

#### Drawing Time to the Hour

Students are given blank clock faces and are told to show a given whole-hour time.

#### Telling Time to the Half Hour

Students are shown digital and analog clocks with a half-hour time shown. Students tell what time it is.

#### Drawing Time to the Half Hour

Students are given blank clock faces and are told to show a given half-hour time.

#### Length

Students begin working with idea of length by ordering the lengths of three objects. They also begin measuring by using objects, like paperclips. To help students with the concept of measuring, give them opportunities to measure real objects. Students are not yet ready to use rulers. They will learn this skill in Grade 2. Use objects, like paperclips, that are a consistent length and can be easily placed end-to-end along the edge of the object being measured.

#### Order by Length

Students compare the lengths of three objects to determine how to order them from shortest to longest.

#### How to Measure

Students are shown images of measurements and determine if the measurement was taken accurately. They know that measurement tool must start at one end and continue in a straight line to the other end without any gaps or overlaps.

#### Measure Length

Students measure the length of an object using a whole number of smaller objects.