Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Daily Calendar Routine

This summer I purchased a calendar routine and was so excited. It was made for 2nd grade. I got it all printed, laminated, and up on my board. I started it with my class in August and we did it maybe the first month and never touched it again. I was so disappointed. It was way too easy for even beginning of the year 2nd graders, so I decided it was time to create my own calendar routine and make it align with 2nd grade common core standards.


 I wanted it organized into 4 nine week sections with skills that students could stand to see examples of every day such as word problems, correcting sentences, place value, etc. Then some skills I included in only certain nine weeks such as fractions, multiplication, etc. Here's the breakdown:

1st:
Basic addition and subtraction
Word problems
Even/Odd, number/word/expanded form, place value,10/100 more/less than
Greater than less than
Money
Parts of speech
Sentence correcting

2nd:
Word problems
Even/Odd, number/word/expanded form, place value,10/100 more/less than
Greater than less than
Money
Time
Parts of speech
Sentence correcting

3rd:
Word problems
Even/Odd, number/word/expanded form, place value,10/100 more/less than
Greater than less than
Fractions
Money
Time
Irregular plurals
Sentence correcting

4th:
Word problems
Even/Odd, number/word/expanded form, place value,10/100 more/less than
Greater than less than
Arrays
shapes
Parts of speech
Apostrophes in contractions and possessives
Sentence correcting

The great thing about it is you don't have to follow this layout. You can move stuff around each nine weeks to match your needs.

I am such an organized person so there are organizing materials included.



There are all the things you need to get your calendar board set up included too. Mini posters, addition/subtraction key words, shapes, and more. There are also teacher copies (on the left) that match what the students have in their personal notebooks which are explained below.

 


Each student will have their own notebook. They will have copies in sheet protectors so that they can record their answers each day with a black dry erase marker. No need to make copies all year and the kids LOVE using the markers and having their own notebook. You will get several options of front covers that I will even personalize for you if you want.


Head on over to my TPT shop and check it out. It is almost 260 pages to get you through the year. Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and a great spring break! I know I'm looking forward to it!

2 comments:

  1. Although I won't start this at this point of the year, I love the idea and plan on purchasing for next year. Thank you for the organizational tips!

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  2. This looks awesome! I've been trying all year to make my own CCSS Calendar program, but can't find the time or resources to make it adequate...yours looks exactly like what I've had in mind! I have a few questions though - Since the student notebook pages are reusable, do you post the questions on your board every morning? Do student notebook pages need to be changed every 9 weeks? And, how many problems do students do (and how much time does this take for your kids) per day? Do you have students do this independently or whole class?

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