The time on the clock above is 4 o’clock. The long hand or minute hand points to 12 and the short or hour points to 4.
Observe the activity time-table below for a one-week summer camp group for children who love Art and Craft. Then answer the questions below.
Activity 1: Make a paper clock.
Have a discussion with your parents about what happens to the big hand as the little hand goes from one hour to the next. Example: When the big hand is at 12, the hour hand is pointing exactly to a number. What happens when the hour hand is halfway past a number? Where is it? Cover the minute hand now and then on a real clock and try to guess where the minute minute hand is.
Remember: The short hand movers from one number to the next number in one hour.
Duration of activities questions.
Read the passage below to help you answer the questions.
Marjorie leaves home at quarter to 5. She arrives to babysit Jill and Julia at 5 o’clock. The girls enjoy storytelling with Marjorie. So she immediately begins reading one of their books. 25 minutes later the girls are hungry, so Marjorie makes sandwiches with some croissants.
She takes 10 minutes to prepare delicious sandwiches. They then sit and watch a 30 minutes special for Winnie the Pooh. The show gets the girls excited about poetry reciting and they asks Marjorie to be their “audience” while they recite some of their favourite poems. They both recited 3 poems – each took 5 minutes to recite for the girls added a lot of flare to their performance.
It was now time for the girls to brush their teeth and prepare for bed. By 7:10 the girls were exhausted and in bed ready to sleep. Marjorie and girls knelt by the bed and prayed the “Our Father” pray and wish for the safe return of their parents.
The common instrument for measuring time is the clock. You must develop your skill of telling the time.
Every clock has two hands to help tell the time.
The little hand indicates broad, approximate time to the nearest hour.
The big hand indicates minutes before or beyond an hour.
When you look at the hour hand, look at what it is pointing. With the minute hand, look at where it is pointing. The minute hand tells the distance that it has gone around the clock or the distance yet to go for the hand to get back to the top.