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Calendar Math

Monthly Calendar Tally Marks Tens Frame Code Date Money Sheet Unifix Cubes Place Value Tooth Chart Birthday Graph Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
 Write the day’s number on a calendar piece and add to the piece to the calendar.  Use a pointer to count the days of the month.  Use a pointer to read the month’s pattern. Read the pattern by color and shape when possible.  Add a tally mark to the monthly tally mark sheet.  On every 5th day, circle the group of five tally marks and write a number 5 underneath.  Using a pointer, count the month’s tally marks by ones and fives.  Add a number card to the tens frame.  The tens frame fills on every 10th day.  Using a pointer, count the days by tens.  Erase yesterday’s code date.  Write today’s code date.  Using a pointer, read the code date, “Today’s code date is ____ “dash”_____”dash”_____.”  Add a penny to the money chart.  Use a pointer to count the days of the month.  Add a unifix cube to the number that matches the date.  Discuss if the number is odd or even by what row it is in.  Add ones cube into ones basket, when ten are in their- move to a tens stick in tens basket.  Write numerical date in correct places (ones, tens, hundreds)  Complete addition problem with numbers (write fact family)  Add a tooth cutout to the graph, when there has been a tooth lost.  Read the tooth poem.  Using a pointer, ask math related questions about the graph.  Add a birthday cupcake to the graph when there is a birthday.  Sing Happy Birthday to the birthday boy or girl.  Using pointer, ask math related questions about the graph.  Add a number card for the day.  Move the yesterday, today, tomorrow cards/sticks over one spot.  Using a pointer, read the cards, “Yesterday (before) was____, Today is_____, Tomorrow (after) will be_____.”


Days of School Place Value Days of School Number Line Days of School Puzzle Today is…. Coins Dollars Clock Shapes Weather Graph

 Add a straw to the Days of School pocket chart.  Every 10th day, bundle the straws and then move to the tens pocket. Every 100th day, bundle the straws and move them to the hundreds pocket chart.  Starting with the bundled straws first, count the number of straws (days of school).  Write the number on the calendar cutout.  Staple or tape the calendar cutout at the end of the days of school number line.  Using a pointer, count the days of school.  Look at the remaining puzzle pieces from the baggie of 10 pieces.  Select the next puzzle piece to be used (in correlation with the day you are on)  Attach the puzzle piece to the puzzle.  Change the day of the week card.  Change the day of the month card.  Using a pointer, read the sentence, “Today is ___, _______ ______, ____.”  Read the big number- example, June 25, 2009 is 6,252,005.      Point to each coin. Say the name of each coin. Say the value of each coin. Recite the poem for each coin. Sing/say coin poems/songs.

 Add one dollar into the bank on day “one”.  On day two add two dollars, etc.  Move an arrow down a number line to add the total.  Write a number sentence to show.  Using the Judy Clock, practice telling time to the hour.  Later on in the year, practice telling time to the 1/2 hour, in five minute intervals, and by the minute.  Review hours in a day, minutes in an hour, and seconds in a minute.  Roll the clock dice and show the time on the clock.  Point to each shape  Say each shape’s name.  Review the properties of each shape (sides, vertices, angles, etc)  Discuss same/different.  Look out the window and check the weather.  Color a cell on the graph to show the weather.  Using a pointer ask math-related questions about

the graph.

Word Family Magic Sentence

 Add another word to the word family  Read the previous days words  Write sentence on sentence strip. Leave a blank space where one of that weeks wall words fits.  Students guess what word makes sense and put in the sentence.

Calendar math meeting takes place at the beginning of the math block. The Calendar Leader would change the calendar before our math block during our read aloud time. After read aloud, the class would gather and follow the calendar leader’s lead. Approximately ten minutes is allotted for the calendar wall, and a time is set when calendar meeting begins. The calendar leader would start with the first part of the calendar wall and move toward the last part (each part is numbered and labeled), as students follow along in their individual calendar notebooks. Most often we finish, but if we got off on a tangent, or were short on time, we didn’t get to the last few parts of it.

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