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CALENDAR MATH: Forest Friends' Edition
Forest Friends’ Calendar Math provides everything you need for daily calendar activities in a forest/woodland animals/camping themed classroom. Aligned to CCSS, this product provides a year's worth of materials for your calendar lessons.
► 4.25” x 11” month placards (12)
► 3.2” x 3.2” days of the week headers (7)
► 3.2” x 3.2” date cards 1-31 in 5 designs (155)
► 3.2” x 3.2” special day cards (24)
All of the above are sized to fit in a standard calendar pocket chart.
► Interactive signs – Today is…, Yesterday was…, Tomorrow will be… (3)
► Days of the week placards for the 3 signs (7)
► Days in School interactive sign
► Number cards 0-9 (21)
HOW TO USE THIS PRODUCT
► Print the components on heavy cardstock. Lamination will extend the life span of the icons.
► Create a calendar grid on your bulletin board or use a calendar pocket chart.
► Display the interactive signs near the calendar.
The date icons are presented in sets of 31, thus allowing you to employ any set of icons for any month. Also included are U.S. National Holiday icons, as well as several holidays often celebrated in elementary classrooms (Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, etc.). Among the special day cards are birthday and 1/2 birthday cards should you wish to recognize your students’ birthdays. Using the editable cards, you can identify other special days unique to your school.
► Challenge your students to name the month, day, and date,
► Identify the previous day and the day to follow.
► Calculate the number of days they have been in school.
► Recognize special days and holidays.
► Practice elapsed time by determining how many days or weeks until a special day arrives.
► Using their white boards, ask your students to create as many equations as they can using the date as their target number.
► Practice new skills and standards as you introduce them (e.g. even/odd numbers).
► Add more curricula to your calendar time by introducing patterns and predictions.
Forest Friends’ Calendar Math is part of my collection of Forest Friends' Classroom Decor. You may be interested in these products that are also in that theme:
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