Today’s Lesson : Time

So join me and my group of students at the library as we learn about Time : Class starts now :

Bell Ringer : What is time?

 Physicists define time as the progression of events from the past to the present into the future. Basically, if a system is unchanging, it is timeless. Time can be considered to be the fourth dimension of reality, used to describe events in three-dimensional space.

History of Time !

When was time created?While in theory, the concept of a single worldwide universal time-scale may have been conceived of many centuries ago, in practicality the technical ability to create and maintain such a time-scale did not become possible until the mid-19th century. The timescale adopted was Greenwich Mean Timecreated in 1847.

Our 24hour day comes from the ancient Egyptians who divided day-time into 10 hours they measured with devices such as shadow clocks, and added a twilight hour at the beginning and another one at the end of the day-time, says Lomb. “Night-time was divided in 12 hours, based on the observations of stars.

Why do we have AM and PM?The terms “a.m.” and “p.m.” are abbreviations of the Latin ante meridiem (before midday) and post meridiem (after midday). … Style guides recommend not using a.m. and p.m. without a time preceding it, although doing so can be advantageous when describing an event that always happens before or after noon.

Telling Time :

  • Practice counting to 60. Kids need to be able to count to 60 (in the correct order) in order to tell time
  • Practice counting by fives. Understanding groups of five will also make learning to tell time much easier. .
  • Teach them the general concept of time.
  • Then let’s get started by making a clock and practicing:
  1. Remember, telling the time can be tricky to grasp – take it one step at a time.
  2. Begin by introducing the general concept of time into your everyday conversations.
  3. Start practicing with an analogue clock-face and incorporate telling the time into everyday activities.
  4. Counting is essential for time-telling – the more comfortable a child is with counting from 1 to 60 and the 5 times table, the easier telling the time will become.

More practice and worksheets

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