|a time-telling read-aloud recommended by Pat @plynnsal|
Grade One is perpetually learning about telling time to the hour, so I created a sheet for 1st graders to fill out when they are finished checking out their books. Because the sheet included an image from Scholastic (a hand-less clock) I am not posting it here, but here's my suggestion:
:: Open a Word document
:: Insert clipart of a handless clock (mine had googly eyes)
:: Under the clock type "I checked out my book at ____________ : ____________ a.m. / p.m.
:: Have sheets and a pencil available at the checkout desk. Students can refer to the clock in the library to draw the big and little hands. Then they can write the hour and minutes and circle a.m. or p.m.
You can front load this activity by going over what time Library time starts and ends and whether they come in the a.m. or the p.m.
You could do a cute display with their completed clocks that says, "It's Always Time to Check Out a Book"!
I'll be trying this activity in January - I'll let you know how it goes!