Calendar time is so important in our classrooms, there are SO SO SO many skills we are practicing in this one little time in our classroom. We have a SMARTboard calendar that we've gotten from SMART Exchange and we've just worked it until it's perfect for our classrooms. Then as the year goes on those little babies practically have the thing memorized and we could lead it with our eyes closed. At that point it's time to make it a little more challenging for our kiddos.
We looked and looked and reworked it until it works best for our kiddos and our SMARTboard calendar time. It's probably not perfect, nothing ever is, but it really works for us. So here is exactly what it looks like!
We write the date and "dash the date" (not shown).
We work on our days! Yesterday, today and tomorrow....
Any other kinder teachers ever amazed that some kiddos struggle with what comes next even though we talk about it EVERY day?!
We count the days in school!
And keep counting the days in school....
We practice making 10!
CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.4 For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
We also graph the weather! This leads to great conversations about greater/less than and "how many" questions!
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