Last year I decided to try something a little different. I wanted to make my calendar more interactive, but my bulletin board with my calendar just wasn’t cutting it! What better way to make it more interactive than with the SMARTBoard. I looked on SMART Exchange and found an adorable notebook that a teacher had created with a calendar and many other activities. I downloaded it and edited the notebook by adding my own personal touches. I added my own pages as well to incorporate things I was already doing during my Morning Meeting/ Calendar Math.
This 36 page SMART Notebook Activity will engage your students as you start your day with the following activities: Attendance/Calendar/Days/Months/How Many Days in School-Place Value/Weather Tally/Lost Tooth Graph/Venn Diagrams/Survey Question/Counting Money and Coin Review/Addition and Subtraction/Number Line/Numbers and Number Words/Fact Families/Shapes
There are 12 calendars included with interactive number cards and holiday cards to label your calendar. The kids love to manipulate the pictures on the calendar! The other activities can be used on different days of the week to introduce, review, or reinforce the skills you are teaching in math. Throughout the notebook you will see empty boxes with a music note. This is where I inserted my songs that I use during my calendar time. The songs are not included due to copyright, but most of my music came from my trusty Dr. Jean and Mr. AL CDs.
I start off on the first day of school with this notebook by teaching the students how to move their name on the attendance chart and completing the calendar activities. I always do the daily routines like calendar, weather, counting how many days in school, and tooth tally every day. I don’t do all of the other activities every day. I pick one or two extra each day and change it up throughout the week. Directions are included in a pull down tab on each page, but if you have any questions let me know. The original version of this can be found on SMART Exchange under Calendar.