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					Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District                                                                  Kindergarten

                                      Calendar Activities
            The morning calendar activities should take 15-20 minutes in the morning.

                                                August 2009



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              3            4             5
                                                    6           7
                                                                                    8                  9




              10           11
                                         12         13
                                                                14                  15
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              17         18




         Yesterday     Today        Tomorrow

            17           18
            Sunday      Monday        Tuesday    Wednesday    Thursday             Friday            Saturday




   Tally Marks

                       Weather Graph for __________
                                                                    Hundreds       Tens       Ones




                                                                               0          0    5
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Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District                                            Kindergarten

      1. Take the Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow cards out of the pockets. Looking at the
         days of the week section of the calendar, decide what number is going to be turned
         around for today. Ask, “What number do we need next?” The calendar helper turns it
         around.
      2. Put the Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow cards in the correct pockets. The helper
         places the Today card behind the number and then tells what day of the week it is.
         (There are various songs that you can teach the students to help them learn the days of
         the weeks. For example: Tune: “Oh My Darling, Clementine:” Sunday, Monday,
         Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Seven days are in a week and
         every week has seven days.) The person then picks a student to place the card for
         yesterday. That person then picks someone to tell about tomorrow.
      3. Move to the full month calendar. The calendar person needs to decide which number
         and shape will come next in the pattern. Place it in the calendar pocket. He or she
         then uses the pointer to point to the month, day, and year. Then he or she points to the
         shapes that have been put in the calendar to help guide the students to count.
      4. Ask the weather person to check the weather. You will mark the weather for the day
         on the weather bar graph. (Sunny, Windy, Overcast, Rainy, Foggy, Snowy)
      5. The calendar helper will then add a popsicle stick to the ones box. Ask them how
         many sticks do we have now and let the calendar helper flip the number so it is
         correct.
      6. Make a tally mark on the Days of School Tally Sheet. Use the black permanent
         marker.
      7. The number line person will write the number on the ongoing number line. (You can
         use a cash register tape or small squares/rectangles to make the number line.) At the
         beginning of the year you may have to help this person. The student then uses the
         pointer to lead the class in counting to the number. (If the number is a multiple of five,
         draw a green triangle around the number. If it is a multiple of ten, draw the green
         triangle and a red circle around it.)

Each month you can change the pattern for the monthly calendar.

Second Quarter Add:
      After #3—The calendar person will now point to a number 20 or greater and have the
students count down to 0 by pointing to the numbers.




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