We can engage our students and build curiosity for learning in our classrooms by having students make the class birthday and months of the year anchor chart.
Children will not have any connection to a store-bought or teacher-made month/birthday anchor chart. By giving students the opportunity to be part of creating this resource, we are building a natural connection and sense of ownership over the use of this chart.
As children need information about months or birthdays, they will automatically know where to look because this classroom resource will now be a part of them. They helped to create it and will not forget it is available as a tool to use in the classroom.
You will not need to tell your students to use this reference tool because they will naturally use it. Students do not make these natural connections to purchased or teacher-made materials.
You will not only save money, but you will also save a ton of time by making every minute count!