Thursday, August 23, 2012

Our calendar time

Since, I’m going to be writing about a “Day in Our Life” soon, I figured I might as well share about our calendar time first so I didn’t have to explain in great detail about it then.

I’ve gathered together calendar pages from all over, and I’ll include links to the ones I’ve used, and links to the ones I’ve found, but didn’t use at the bottom of the page.  There’s a lot of resources out there.
Their covers are very carefully and artfully drawn, which makes it easy to tell whose is whose.

The first two pages are a days of school chart and a tally mark chart for days of school found at Motherhood on a Dime.
Then is a chart for weather for all the months.
Next is the monthly section.  It starts off with a calendar page of the month.  Behind that is the “All About Me” skills page.  My kids need to work on writing their address and information, so once a month they will complete this page.  This comes from the Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s Member’s Only site (review coming, highly recommend it).
After that is the weather.  We’re using the weather page from Our Aussie Homeschool (hers didn’t include snow, but many variations on sunny and rain).
The last two pages we’re still working our way up to filling out completely.  First is the 2nd Grade Daily Math activities.  It covers time, creating a money amount, and math problems.  This caught most of what I wanted to work on for daily math for the kids, but there was one other thing.  This is also at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s Members Only site, she has different pages covering similar material for kinder-3rd grade.  Second grade hit all the things I wanted, it’s designed great for calendar time for multiple ages, oh and large enough to be able to write on.
Last page is a correct the sentence page (which we haven’t done the top part yet), and daily number.  We’ve done the daily number part.  We roll two 10-sided dice and create our 2 digit number, then we go through figure out even/odd, expanded notation, number word (oh the complaints), 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, 1 less.  Printable found at The Teacher Wife.

The way to make sure we get this done more often?  We only fill in the days of school chart when we do this, and we’re going to have a party once we reach 100.  So that means they HAVE to remind me if they want the party.

I also know I won’t make this every day of the school week, so I didn’t include a full month’s worth behind each monthly calendar, I guess at a number based on what I know of each upcoming month.
Other places with Calendar Posts
Our Aussie Homeschool
Motherhood on a Dime
The Teacher Wife
Homeschool Creations
Mama Jenn
Fantastic Five
Royal Baloo
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