Do you have calendar time?
There’s so much we have to cram into a day, that some teachers feel there’s just not enough time to get to calendar every day.
However, taking a look at the calendar each day provides quick, easy & fun reinforcement of so many skills and standards that we have to teach. I cover lots of math standards in just a 5-10 minute time frame.
Part of our routine is to identify what season and month we are in.
My Y5’s tell me that it’s “Pumpkin month” or “Snow season”. They are also clueless as to how many days each month has.
With that in mind, I designed two mnemonic poster poems that we practice saying.