Thursday, June 28, 2012

More calendar stuff

Like I said yesterday with my Interactive Calendar post, I do more with calendar than just "calendar". I think there are a lot of skills that can be crammed into  expanded upon in this valuable whole group time and try to cover all my bases!
I told you I would post more of my calendar templates, so here they are: (in no specific order)

1. Money- I usually have an 'amount of the day' the first of the year I tie it to how many days we have been in school. Then when they 'have it' , I start chosing random amounts as our 'amount of the day'.  I created this template with the idea in mind that we would write and then circle the coins needed to make our amount of the day.

2. Weather- We like to graph the weather and talk about the temperature. We also fill in the thermometer. With my 'not as smart as yours' board, I can leave the thermometer filled in and erase or add to depending if today is hotter than or cooler than yesterday!!!

3 We also talk about the phases of the moon and part of our science units have us graphing what phase the moon is in for a month and using that data to predict what phase it will be in on a certain day....a lovely TEK for those of you out there in blog-land that are non-Texan!

4. Time- We show time on an analog clock and then write and read it in a digital format! We practice time starting out with hour and half hour and then get more advanced depending on the skill level of my class!

Tomorrow I will post some more aspects of our 'calendar'. What do you do for your calendar time??


  1. Your calendar activities look great Kim! I am a Texas teacher too!

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to come and visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart

    1. Thanks so much!! Howdy fellow Texan!

      I just looked at your blog and L.O.V.E. it!!! Now I'm YOUR newest follower!!! Love what you have posted about the Conscious Discipline! That is going to be my newest book study this summer!!!

  2. Kim,

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I am now your newest follower. Super excited to find another second grade blogger. I wish our school had interactive boards. We are working on it...someday!!


  3. I love reading other 2nd grade blogs!! So much good info and creative ideas!! I feel your pain on the interactive boards....up until a few years ago, we were in the dark ages with CHALKBOARDS! Yuck!!! Our technology upgrade made the renovation worth it! Hang in there!!!

  4. Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your western theme, very cute! I also love the calendar ideas. The reinforcement of place value and ten more, ten less, etc. is great! =)