October Calendar Math/Morning Meeting for SMARTBoard

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**The yearly dates are editable. Directions are included. There is no need to re-download or purchase this again yearly.

**See individual month listings for more in depth previews! (Please note that previews may reflect old dates but this can be easily changed following the directions included!)

Please note that this calendar math was created in SmartNotebook software for use with a SmartBoard. SmartBoards are created by Smart Technologies and all SmartBoard files are not compatible with all types of interactive whiteboards. I cannot create this for other types of interative white boards or for use with PowerPoint.

If you're not sure if this file will work for you or not, please download the FREE August Calendar math file available here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/August-Calendar-Math-FREEBIE-For-use-with-SmartBoard-ONLY

I do calendar math every morning on my SmartBoard. I cover many skills in a short amount of time daily. Students need repetition and this is an engaging way to review important skills. Here is a list of what is included:

1. Morning Message - I added a slide with handwriting lines at the beginning of my calendar math so I can add a morning message to my students.

2. October Song - This slide includes a fun October song that teaches students to spell "October." I can't remember where I found the songs to spell the months of the year. I think they are floating around the Internet in many places.

3. October Calendar - Students add the number for the date daily.

4. Days of the Week, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - Students add the day of the week, month, date, and year for yesterday, today, and tomorrow as well as write the date with just numbers. You can have the students write with the SmartBoard pen or have them drag down the numbers to make the date.

5. Days in School - We keep track of how many days we have been in school. Students tap on the gray boxes in order and the number is revealed.

6. Building Numbers - We tap the up arrow until we get to the number that represents how many days we've been in school. Then students build that number using place value blocks. We also decide if the number is even or odd.

7. Odd and Even songs - (again, not sure where these originally came from)

8. Odd and Even chants and blocks - students add a block each day so they can see how even numbers have a partner and odd ones do not.

9. Pattern of the Day - Students tap the dice and it tells them what sort of pattern to make (AB, ABC, etc.). They use the images to make a pattern.

10. Telling time - students write the digital and analog times they are told. We start off with time to the hour, then half hour, and later we go over elapsed time.

11. Weather graph - we tap a gray box to mark our weather for the day.

12. Skip Counting - Students roll the dice. It tells us how to count (by 2's, 5's, 10's) and we tap the numbers on the hundreds chart as we count.

13. Comparing Numbers - Students tap random number generators. They decide if the number is greater than, less than, or equal to the other number and choose the correct symbol and circle the correct phrase. If you tap the alligator, you might get a surprise! :)

14. Fact Families - I give the students 3 numbers and they write the addition and subtraction sentences for the fact family.

15. Add it Up - Students roll the two dice and add the numbers together.

16. Money - We use the number of how many days we've been in school and create that number using coins. We write the money amount with a cent symbol and a dollar sign.

17. Money Poems - Students tap beside a coin and the money poem appears.

18. Quarter Song - We practice counting by 25's by singing this song.

19. Super Problem - I write a "big" math problem for the students. We add numbers in the hundreds, thousands, even millions! We talk about how to add one column at a time.

20. Expanded Form - Students tap the random number generator and the arrow. It gives us a number in standard form. We write it in expanded form.

21. Birthday Graph - Each student adds a present to their birth month on their birthday. If you used one of my previous calendar math files you'll want to add the birthday graph from that month's calendar into this month's. To do this, open both last month's and this month's calendar math notebook files. On this month's birthday graph page, delete the graph. To do this, click and press the mouse button down near the top left corner of the graph. Drag your mouse across the graph until it is highlighted. The gray box with the down arrow should appear in the top right corner. Click it, then select "Delete." Go to last month's birthday graph and follow the same steps as above to highlight the graph and get the gray box to appear. This time, instead of selecting "Delete" select "Copy." After copying, go back to this month's calendar to the birthday graph page, right click on the page, and select "Paste." After pasting, you should get a gray box in the top left corner of the graph. Click the box and hold down the mouse button to drag the graph where you want it at.

22. Tooth Graph - Students add a tooth when they lose one to the correct month. To add last month's tooth calendar to this month's follow the steps described above to copy last month's birthday graph.

That's a lot of things to cover! I do not start the year doing every page but have included everything so you could try it for yourself. I typically introduce a new skill a few weeks before I actually teach it during math time. Pages can be skipped or removed when students reach mastery. It takes me about 30 minutes to do calendar math every morning. The students LOVE this time of day!

For more information about this item, read my blog post about it!
http://www.firstgradebrain.com/2012/08/august-smartboard-calendar-math.html

Please note that this calendar math was created in SmartNotebook software for use with a SmartBoard. SmartBoards are created by Smart Technologies and all SmartBoard files are not compatible with all types of interactive whiteboards. I cannot create this for other types of interative white boards or for use with PowerPoint.
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October Calendar Math/Morning Meeting for SMARTBoard
October Calendar Math/Morning Meeting for SMARTBoard
October Calendar Math/Morning Meeting for SMARTBoard
October Calendar Math/Morning Meeting for SMARTBoard