I also wanted to find a way to use the agendas my students get from school for our calendar time. So I found a way to use the agendas & created a calendar math journal. I really like how using the agendas help my kiddos get familiar with the format of an agenda & give them practice in using it. But the agenda is just not big enough for everything to fit in (at least in first or second graders' handwriting!). I wanted my kiddos to graph the weather monthly, so I designed the journal in the pack to be created monthly: cover, weather graph, & the number of pages needed for the month.
I created a pack that includes these skills & activities, & here's where my kiddos will be recording it:
In the agendas:
- Code the date
- Determine if the date is odd or even
- Days of School, & record it in flats, longs, & cubes
- We'll use a rubber stamp to stamp a blank analog clock face, & the kiddos will duplicate the time I have set on the Focus Wall clock. We'll then write the time.
- Graph the weather
- Record the "Number of the Day", represent it in hundreds, tens, & ones
- Write the expanded notation for the number of the day
- Name Collection Box- record different ways to represent the number I've written in the Name Collection Box on the wall
- Fact Family House - We'll choose a domino & write the fact family represented
- Coins - in their journals, kiddos will draw the coins I have on the board, & will write the amount total
- Function Machine -On the wall, I can either give them the rule and fill a few boxes in the chart for them to finish off...OR I can fill in a few boxes, let them determine the rule & complete the rest of the chart.
I know that sounds like a lot....I'm planning to start off with just a few of the skills in the journal, & we'll add as we become more efficient with our time.
The Calendar Math Pack is in my TpT store. Just print it out, assemble your wall & the journals, & you good to go! I'm so excited about my newest product...I'm going to give it away to the first three people who leave a comment with their email!