Learning the calendar…

We always start our day with the calendar. Even on Saturdays. We are home…a LOT. It’s easy to not really think about the days when all of your days kind of run together. I think it’s important to learn the days of the week and months of the year.

 

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I got this particular Dr. Suess calendar at AC Moore and used one of their awesome 40% off one item coupons {http://www.acmoore.com/view-our-weekly-craft-deal/}, which made it about $8. I then went to Walmart and bought a couple packs of round velcro circles. I then put one on each of the squares of my calendar and on the backs of all the numbers. {Make sure you pay attention to what you’re doing during this…trust me :)} You need to plan on them being permanent because it will tear your stuff up if you try to take them off. 

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I also put velcro circles on the backs of the days of the week and the weather cards. This set comes with every holiday there is but before you go and velcro every one of them, I just did them as I needed them. You’ll be able to look through them and see which ones you won’t use. Towards the top of the calendar you will want to make a place for the month to go. Here’s a piece of advice…put the circles on the MONTH first before putting the velcro circles on your calendar. I’m telling you…when you stick that velcro on there…it’s ON THERE. 

We also do some writing during this time. I have a laminated paper asking what today is, what yesterday was, what tomorrow will be and the month and year. Very basic. There is also a good one included in the download I will link to below. 

Since we are already looking outside at the weather, we also do a weather chart. It is part of a free calendar packet from Lauren over at Mama’s Learning Corner. You can find the whole download here: http://www.mamaslearningcorner.com/kindergarten-first-grade-calendar-notebook/. You keep track of the weather for the entire month, then make a bar graph with your recorded information. My 4 year old participates in this so don’t underestimate your kids, they are like sponges!

Do you do calendar activities? What works in your home?? I would love to hear what you do! 

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2 thoughts on “Learning the calendar…

  1. Check out the book by Maurice Sendak called, “Chicken Soup with Rice” It has fun rhymes for each day of the week that are easy and fun to memorize.

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