We start each day with group time which includes our calendar activities. Several of the printouts you see here are part of my Letter of the Week curriculum. Here is what our “calendar area” looks like and some of our activities:


(Calendar and numbers are from Lakeshore Learning, I can’t find it on their site, but found it at Teacher Storehouse)

Pledge of Allegiance

Memory Verse Review: Click here for my A-Z memory verses

ABC Song

Days of the Week song: (To the tune of Adam’s Family”)

  • Days of the week (clap clap)
  • Days of the week (clap clap)
  • Days of the week (clap clap)
  • Days of the week, Days of the week, Days of the week
  • There’s Sunday and there’s Monday,
  • there’s Tuesday & there’s Wednesday,
  • there’s Thursday & there’s Friday
  • and then there’s Saturday!
  • Days of the week (clap, clap)

Month’s of the Year song: (To the Macarena)

  • January (Right hand out)
  • February (Left hand out)
  • March (Right hand palm up)
  • And April (Left hand palm up)
  • May (Right hand on left shoulder)
  • June (Left hand on right shoulder)
  • July (Right hand on right ear)
  • And August (Left hand on left ear)
  • September (Right hand on left hip)
  • October (Left hand on right hip)
  • November (Right hand on right hip)
  • December (Left hand on left hip)
  • 12 months in a year! (Hop in circle as singing)

Count our calendar:
Put up today’s number on calendar along with appropriate colored chain link to continue our pattern for the month and count from 1 up to today’s date (1-11 in the below picture), then say the date: “Today is Thursday, March 11, 2010”
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Today/Yesterday/Tomorrow: We discuss what today is, what yesterday was, and what tomorrow will be and update our chart:
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Chart the Weather: Each day we chart the weather and discuss appropriate clothing, whether it is cold or hot outside. Then fill in a square on our Weather Graph. At the end of the month we discuss which type of weather we had the most of, least of etc.
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Seasons Chart: We don’t do this daily, but we do discuss the name of the season when we chart our weather and appropriate clothing. We talk about what kind of activities we do during each season as well.

seasons copy

Address: We review our Address and Phone Numbers:

For song & movement time we use one of these fun ideas:

54 Comments

  1. Hi Erica,
    These curriculums you have put together are amazing!! How have you found the time in your days! Wow! Thanks so much for all your hard work and sharing them with all of us!

    I must have miss something. What are the colored links for? Where did you get them?

    Thanks again,

    Rachelle

    Rachelle
    1. We’re just using them to make patterns. So I put a push pin by each number, then she picks a pattern at the start of the month. Like Green, red, green, red, etc. Or you can do something harder like green, red, blue, green, red, blue, etc.

      erica
  2. Both my 3 1/2 yr old son and almost 2 year old daughter LOVE doing calendar time! My sons favorite thing is to check the weather and mark it on the graph. Since we started doing it, he has started asking us what the weather is and then, without waiting for a response, will tell us all about it. Thanks again for sharing your talents!

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