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07062007, 06:53 PM


Terri 
Here are some of the things I do during calendar. I usually use popscicle sticks to choose kids to answer. I ask them :
What is the month
How do you spell it (whole class); close your eyes and spell it
What is today's number date, what will the date be on Wed.
At the beginning of the year I do what day was yesterday, what day is today, what day will tomorrow be
Later in the year I ask what was the date a week before today/after today
How do you write the date using all numbers (7/6/07) and what does the 7 stand for (month) etc.
I choose several kids to give equations for today's date (if it is the 6th they might say 71=6, 10094=6, 5+1=6, etc.) They loved this and they get really good at it towards the end of the year with multiplication and division!
The calendar helper will write the money for the date (6 cents) and then I ask them what coins do we use to show 6 cents (takes longer as you get into bigger numbers since there are more combinations)
I choose a time and the helper writes it on the digital clock and then I ask where is the minute hand when it's that time, where is the hour hand
We use the straws to show how many days in school
We do the weather (sing a song and then helper puts up weather piece)
I use the hundreds chart in different ways depending on what we are learning. We may skip count by 2s, 3s, 5s, etc. I may ask what is one less then 95 or one more (this confuses some kids) or what is 10 more then 23 or 10 less.
I have a couple poems that we read.
These are just some of the things that came to mind. I change it up quite a bit or the kids get bored.
I attached a couple pictures of my calendar wall from last year.
Hope this helps
