Calendar skills are common core--a calendar is like a big graph that you must know how to "read." Other parts of calendar time, like finding patterns, using a hundred chart, and counting days in school are all skills under common core. I am trying to fit in my calendar time as well--we will have Go Math, too. In the past, I've done a special focus each day during calendar time--Money Monday, Tally Mark Tuesday, Word Problem Wednesday, Time Thursday and Fun Math Friday (a pot pourri or misc. skill). These are always QUICK and involves exposure over time!

I love that GO Math seems to be stepping back and drilling key skills (i.e. ADDITION and SUBTRACTION!!) Our kiddos really need that.