- Number line - how many days we have been in school
- Place value straws - hundreds, tens and ones (again how many days we have been in school)
- Weather graph - maybe only during our unit on weather??
- Birthdays and Lost a Tooth charts
Friday, July 15, 2011
No Calendar?? Say it isn't so!!
With the new common core standards being put in place next year our administrators have told us that we will not have calendar time in our classrooms anymore! I can't quite wrap my brain around this yet! I have been teaching for 11 years and every day we begin with our good morning song and then go right in to calendar. So I have been trying to figure out what the morning routine will look like without calendar time. I was wondering if anyone else has been told not to do calendar anymore and if so what are your thoughts on this. I was told that the days of the week and months of the year are not in the standards and we do not need to spend the time on it. I do think that I will keep the following activities...but include them in my math time: