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  1. VANewbie

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    What does your calendar set up look like/consist of?

    I have a basic calendar and I have a tens/ones pocket chart but I would love something else to go with my calendar but I am not sure what.

    How do you track your days in school?

    What else do you do with your calendar?

    Questions, questions, and more questions but I still don't know what I'm asking. :lol:
    Just tell me any and everything about your calendar, calendar routine, and setup.
     
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  3. janney

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    This is a good resource if you haven't seen it already. http://www.jmeacham.com/calendar/calendar.htm

    I have a calendar and place value chart. We count to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. I also go over their morning journal at this time where we practice writing sentences and go over math skills review. If we have extra time I'll throw in a song, story, or LA sort.

    For days of school I have a caterpillar that grows one body part every day. It's a pain to put up and take down but the kids really love it and it becomes a resource that they are comfortable with using.

    I also use my calendar for missing number activities. I'll take out a number and they will have to tell me what number is missing.
     
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    Where did you get the caterpillar? I would like to somehow do my days in school where the students are writing it using hundreds, tens and ones place but I can't seem to figure out how.
     
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    I got it from a local school supply store a few years ago. Here's a link to it on line. http://www.american-classroom-supply.com/tf-0439824222.html
     
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    We have an Everyday Calendar Math kit but honestly, you're better off doing it yourself.

    To keep track of the days of school we use a roll of adding tape and the students write each day down. We alternate colors and make patterns throughout the year. We also use a blank hundreds chart to write the days of school.

    We have something called the coin counter and I tack up little clear pouches (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars). We add one cent each day. Then when you get to a certain amount of days you can swap 5 pennies for a nickel and so on and so forth.

    I use a tiny yellow pocket chart that has ones, tens, and hundreds. We use stir sticks to keep track of the days of school and the students know that when we make a ten, we rubber band them together and move them to the 10s place.

    I also change things up during certain months. I'll laminate a thermometer and I'll have students guess the temperature and then I'll check the real temperature and we draw it on the thermometer.
     
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    Good ideas! I guess I pretty much do what has been mentioned here. It just got so old and boring by the end of the year.
     
  9. TeacherShelly

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    I use these two things in my 2nd and 3rd grade multiage class:

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