An interactive calendar is a great way to assess and hold students accountable. Our first grade team developed an interactive calendar folder for students to use each day. This flip chart has everything you need all on one page and is a flip chart. So no more taking up wall space! The interactive calendar includes:
Months of the year and Days of the week
Number of Days in School
Number of Days Left
The months of the year and days of the week will have multiple copies behind each word. This is so you can drag the month to the calendar and the days down to the yesterday, today, and tomorrow box. The graph in the middle is for daily weather. The colored cubes out to the side allow you to drag them and put them beside the weather for the day. There is a money section at the top. This is used for a daily count as well as teaching money. Add a penny for each day and then exchange for equal values (ex. 5 pennies for 1 nickel) The red box for today’s date is where you can write out the date for students to see. Under that is a place value chart. This is where you can use the number of the days in school and place them on the chart to show place value. The numbers to the side are for that as well as the yesterday, today, and tomorrow box and the days in school/days left in school. The numbers are used to show the date in that box. The calendar has 2 sets of numbers. One set is to show students the dates in the month where the second set is to show yesterday, today, and tomorrow at the bottom of the calendar. To get the second number, just click and drag a number from the calendar. The tally chart is a place to make a tally mark for the number of days in school. The number of days in school and the number of days left are to teach adding 1 and taking 1 away.