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Telling Time, Clocks

The Clock Poem

I'm in the clock crew and I'm okay!
I tick all night and I tick all day.

I've got two hands, I'm having a ball,
Because I've got no arms at all!

My big hand can move sixty minutes in one hour,
I'm the one with the strength and power.

My small hand isn't quite as fast.
If they were in a race, it would come last!

It takes so long just to get around (12 hours you know),
It's careful, small, and slow.

Now meet my friends that help me tick-tock,
Half past, quarter past, quarter to and o'clock.


The Faces Of The Clock

The Big Hand is busy
But the Small Hand has power.
The large one counts the minutes.
But the Little One names the hour.

When both Hands stand at the top together,
It's sure to be Twelve O'clock. But whether
That's twelve at noon or twelve at night
Depends on if it's dark or light.


Clock Song

(to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus")

The hands on the clock go round and round,
Round and round, round and round.
The hands on the clock go round and round.
To tell us the time.

The short hand on the clock
Goes from number to number,
Number to number, number to number.
The short hand on the clock
Goes from number to number.
To tell us the time.

The long hand on the clock
Goes around by fives,
Around by fives, around by fives.
The long hand on the clock
Goes around by fives.
To tell us the minutes.


Hickory Dickory Dock

HIckory Dickory Dock,
The mouse ran up the clock;
The clock struck One,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory Dock!

Hickory Dickory Dock,
The mouse ran up the clock;
The clock struck Two,
The mouse said BOO!
Hickory Dickory Dock!

Hickory Dickory Dock,
The mouse ran up the clock;
The clock struck Three,
The mouse said Wheeeee...
As he slid down the clock!

Glenda Banks and Elizabeth Matterson

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