**CALENDAR MATH: **
*Calendar Binders*

Calendar Home | Calendar SMARTboard | Calendar Wall | Calendar Binders |

Calendar Folders | Calendar Journals | Calendar Songs | Barb's Inserts |

Binder Credits |

Students complete the binder activities independently. For the first week or two, I model how to do the sheets. It helps to pin the sheets up on a wall space, give students clip boards, have them sit in front of the display, use a pointer, and do each page as a class. I complete it on the wall space, using marker so they can see it better. They complete it in their binder, using pencil, so they can erase if needed. The first week or so, do it AFTER calendar so that they already have the background knowledge of today's date, day, year, etc. Refer to the larger calendar as a point of reference, so that students know that when they get stuck on a calendar page, they can, too, refer to the class calendar for help, before coming to you. I used this version during the 2004-2005 school year, with First Graders.

This is a 9-pocket "sports card" insert from Wal-Mart. They can be
found in the 3-ring binder supply section. The 2nd row is where we
indicate the number of days of school using stickers. On sticker is added
ot the "ones" card for every day of school. Once a card has 10 stickers,
it moves to the "tens" column. On the 100th day of school, the 10 cards in
the tens column pocket get bundled together with a paper clip or rubber band and
are moved to the "hundreds" column. The 3rd row is where we indicate the
number of days of school in numbers. For these cards, I just cut 3x5 index cards
in half. Each student will need __
three__ cards for the titles, __three__ #1 cards, and __two__ #0, 2,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 cards.

This is the monthly calendar. There is one calendar per month. Students write the correct number each day. Weekend days get written on Mondays. We practice counting the days of the month each day. You could start the year out with dotted numbers (September and October). Calendars for each month can be sent home at the end of the month or stored in the binder until the end of the year.

Idea submitted by Linda Brooke - - allow students to create a pattern for each moth by coloring in the calendar number cells after tracing the day's number.

Blank 2013 - 2014 Calendars: If you should find any mistakes, please email me and I will fix them ASAP!

Dotted 2013 - 2014 Calendars: If you should find any mistakes, please email me and I will fix them ASAP!

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This is the monthly tally mark page. There is one tally mark page per month. Students add a tally mark for each day of the month. Weekend tally marks get added on Mondays. We circle groups of five. We practice counting by fives. Tally mark pages can be stored in the binder until the end of the year or sent home at the end of the month.

This is the monthly weather graph page. There is one weather graph page per month. Students determine what the weather is for the day and graph it. We don't graph for non-school days. We ask and answer math-related questions about the graph such as "Which one has the most?" - "Which one has the least?" - "How many more ___ than ___?" At the end of the month the weather graphs can be sent home, or they can be stored in the binder until the end of the year.

This is our tooth chart tally page. There is one tooth chart page for the entire year. Students report lost teeth and we tally them accordingly

This is the yearly birthday graph page. There is one birthday graph page for the entire year. Student birthdays are added as they occur. Summer birthdays are added the last month of school, or on the student's half birthday. We add a birthday cake label and put the birthday boy or girl's initials on the cake to show who has had the birthday. We ask and answer math-related questions such as "Which one has the most?" - "Which one has the least?" - "How many more ___ than ___?"

This is the 100s grid that we use to show "how many days of school" we've had so far. There is a double-sided 100s chart page that we use for the entire year. Students write the correct number each day of school. The number represents how many days of school we have had so far. We practice counting the days of school each day. I start the year off with dotted numbers. After the100th day, we also have a few dotted numbers so they get the hang of how to write larger numbers.