Calendar Math FREEBIE
This is what is playing over and over again in my head:
Here is my calendar board:
The ten frames represent the date… 25th here. This part is helpful in figuring out coins. Each ten frame = 1 dime. A row of dots by itself = 1 nickel. 1-4 dots = 1 penny each. When we get to where we did today… two and a half 10 frames we have a quarter/25 cents. Practicing coins this way has been SUPER helpful.
We also use the date to practice tens and ones.
The ten more and ten less grid is centered around how many days in school. 91 today! Halfway done with the year. Wow!
The days of the week is self explanatory. After I added the black circles to the yellow background and laminated it, I added those self-sticking removable hooks to hold the day cards for yesterday, today and tomorrow. I just have little holes punched into the day cards.
At the beginning of the year, I complete this board. Modeling each step. Talking about my thought process out loud.
After a couple weeks, I call on random kids to do the various parts. We discuss what’s right, wrong and confusing.
Then we progress into all of the kiddos doing it on their own each day.
This is how:
When the kids come in each morning they grab a pen and a card.
I use thin dry erase markers with little pom poms hot glued to the caps. The pom poms serve as erasers. THANK YOU Pinterest for this idea – wish I could give credit to the original pin/pinner – but I found it on an untraceable upload.