# A Day ...

## What is a Day

A day is how long it takes for the Earth to turn once around:

## A Day is 24 Hours Long

Each new day starts at midnight (12 O'clock at Night) and ends next midnight. Here is what many children might be doing, hour by hour:

 24 Hour Clock AM / PM What Many Children Would Be Doing 0:00 12 Midnight Sleeping 1:00 1:00 AM Sleeping 2:00 2:00 AM Sleeping 3:00 3:00 AM Sleeping 4:00 4:00 AM Sleeping 5:00 5:00 AM Sleeping 6:00 6:00 AM Sleeping 7:00 7:00 AM Having breakfast 8:00 8:00 AM Traveling to school 9:00 9:00 AM At School 10:00 10:00 AM At School 11:00 11:00 AM At School 12:00 12 Noon Having lunch 13:00 1:00 PM At School 14:00 2:00 PM At School 15:00 3:00 PM Traveling Home 16:00 4:00 PM Homework 17:00 5:00 PM Play time 18:00 6:00 PM Having the evening meal 19:00 7:00 PM Watching TV or Playing 20:00 8:00 PM Getting ready for Bed 21:00 9:00 PM Sleeping 22:00 10:00 PM Sleeping 23:00 11:00 PM Sleeping 0:00 12 Midnight Sleeping

## AM/PM vs 24 Hour Clock

There are two ways to show the time: "AM/PM" or "24 Hour Clock".

## A Typical Day

This is how my friend spends his day:

• He wakes up early in the morning, gets dressed, and has breakfast
• then he goes to school
• in the middle of the day he has lunch
• in the afternoon he comes home from school
• then he does homework and has some time to play
• then just as the sun goes down he has his evening meal
• then he might watch TV or play on the computer
• and then he goes to sleep

## Days Have Names

There are seven different days:

• Monday
• Tuesday
• Wednesday
• Thursday
• Friday
• Saturday
• Sunday

7 days together make a Week.