Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This is the calendar area of the first grade classroom where I did my internship. Calendar was a large part of our math class each day. The students sat on the carpet in front of the calendar and all participated in the lesson. We went over the month, date, days of the week, all 12 months of the year and seasons. We also did place value with counting how many days we had been in school. Some days we used a graph to ask a "question of the day." Learning about the calendar is a very important part of first grade. They are tested on it on their standardized test at the end of the year, as well as it being an important life skill. Towards the end of the year we incorporated "telling time" into the calendar time. We tried to do things that let the students be involved such as Velcroing the date on the calendar or standing up and saying the entire date for the whole class.
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