"Let's Do Calendar!" - September 2014 SmartBoard Calendar
Welcome to "Let's Do Calendar!"
This SmartBoard file contains 13 pages of interactive and cross-curricular calendar fun that will last the whole month long! I have created and used this calendar format in my First Grade classroom daily for over the last 10 years! My students, colleagues and administration love it! It can easily be modified and applied to all Primary Grades and for your country. It is an excellent tool not only to teach math concepts across all strands (Number Sense and Numeration, Geometry, Patterning and Algebra, Measurement, and Data Management and Probability) but also to familiarize young students with the SmartBoard and its functions. I guarantee students will become so familiar with the format that, with a gradual release of responsibility, you as a teacher will not have to lead this part of your program on a regular basis. In fact, I let my student of the week lead this calendar while I conference with students at the back of my classroom at the beginning of our math block. You can take as little as 10 minutes to run through the calendar or as much as 20 minutes to take the time to discuss each page in detail depending on your timetable. This calendar is also a great space saver in your classroom--get your old calendar off of the wall and let your students improve their technology skills! (This program displays best on "Entire Page" mode and don't forget to save it daily at the end of each lesson!)
This Smart Notebook file includes:
Page 1 - Title Page
Page 2 - September Calendar (students print number and select weather/modify to include any special days/birthdays for your school/class). The first day of the month is included already as we were not at school these days. Feel free to modify or remove.
Page 3 - Weather Bar Graph for September
Page 4 - Weather Picture Graph for September
Page 5 - Find the Number Word
Page 6 - Create a Pattern! (NOTE: This page changes monthly. This month features a pattern students create using pirate characters.)
Page 7 - The month is...
Page 8 - Today is.../Yesterday was.../Tomorrow will be...
Page 9 - Using 10-Frames (Also use a marker to print the number for the day in the blank space on the page)
Page 10 - Tally
Page 11 - Base 10 Days at School (easily change to match your current number of days at school)
Page 12 - Seasons/Temperature (easily change to insert a link to the current weather conditions in your area on www.weathernetwork.com or another website of your choice)
Page 13 - The shape is...(currently a choice of 2D shapes, but this can be altered to suit your classroom needs--just visit the Gallery and/or change the words to your liking!) I change the shape weekly.
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