We are learning about telling the time. This week we found out about the history of clocks. We learned that long ago clocks only had one hand. One hand??? Yes, one hand!!! So it was tricky to show 2:10 (ten minutes past 2). That's why the minute hand was invented.
We learned that it was too confusing to add new numbers on clocks for minutes so instead the old numbers were used: '1' became a secret '5 minutes', 2 became a secret '10' minutes and so on. We counted in fives all the way up to 12. 12 fives make 60. There are 60 minutes in an hour. We learned the secret of telling time... shh:)