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Most students learn best when they are doing the work rather than just listening. These calendar activities will help 1st graders who are not yet true readers learn the days of the week and the months of the year through matching activities with fading prompts. Many teachers rely on choral responses and songs to teach the days of the week and months of the year. As a special education teacher who has taught through all the grade levels (pre-k to 8th) I've realized that many students need to do more hands-on work to learn these skills. Please use this kit so supplement your current calendar skills curriculum.
This kit includes a group activity perfect for morning meeting or assigned as a morning job to one student. Students will put the days of the week in order on a large poster (you tape 4 papers together). First they will match the days of the week. After they become fluent with matching you will post the next step: Matching with a faded cue (many of the letters are missing from the poster). The final step is to put them in order without any letters left on the poster.
A similar table top activity (great for morning work or centers) is included where students match the days, and then you can test them by giving them a sheet with blank spaces. There is also a table top activity for putting the months of the year in order. Children will use the background color as a clue, and after mastery and practice they can use a table without color cues.
Also included are colorful attractive labels for pocket folders so you can store items and keep them organized. All items are provided as PowerPoint files AND as PDF files so if you have any compatibility issues you can just print the PDFs.
You can stick the matching items with hook and loop dots or with blue tacky putty. You will also need to laminate each of the items.