This April flipchart is an interactive calendar, attendance tracker, and question of the day flipchart created for ActivInspire. The calendar allows students to track the days and learn about the days of the week. They can also easily change the date as they go along.
There are 22 "Question of the Day" slides included in the flipchart; there is one question per school day for the month of April plus three extra, alternative questions. The students can answer the question of the day by moving their bird into the box with the answer they choose. This is also a way to help the teacher monitor classroom attendance. The questions support speaking and listening skills by allowing students opportunities for meaningful partner talk as students tell their answer and explain the reasoning behind their choice. Students are encouraged to tell their partner their answer in a complete sentence and include reasoning. Some of the questions are yes and no questions, others may have a different answer choice. Most questions have visual cues.
Some example questions:
1. Would you rather play on the swings or slide?
2. Can you tie your shoes?
3. Do you think spiders are cool or creepy?
4. Do you have a garden at home?
5. Would you rather eat chocolate ice cream or vanilla ice cream?
This flipchart uses KG Miss Kindergarten font which can be downloaded for free online (the website is found in the notes on the calendar page). There are instructions and notes included in the flipchart so it is easy to use. Whenever you see a post-it note in the top right corner click on it because there are notes or directions from me.