Do your students need to practice multiplying mixed numbers? Check out these multiplying mixed number calendar pieces to get in extra practice every day.
Singing the months of the year.
Counting by tens.
Checking the weather out.
It’s calendar time in a kindergarten classroom, and many teachers think the only place for a calendar is in a lower elementary classroom.
Surprisingly, calendar time can have a place in an upper-grade classroom.
The majority of my time teaching in a classroom was spent with 4th and 5th-grade students, and every year I had a calendar time. It only lasted 10 to 15 minutes, but it was such an important time of our day.
As we start a new year, can I challenge you to give it a try? Commit to doing it every day that month and you may find that you love this time as much as I did.
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You really don’t need much to get started. All you need is a…..
- First, you need a Calendar pocket chart
- Next, grab some pieces for the pocket chart….there is a multiplying mixed number calendar pieces at the end of this post. You can also check out other freebies on my Pinterest board.
- Finally, you should have two other activities. I recommend having a review sheet like this fraction one and a preview activity.
Ideas for your calendar
Teaching in Room 6 actually has her’s glued on to a poster board. How easy to do, and you can always take it down and put it behind a bookshelf until you need it the next morning. She also has FREE printables to give you some ideas on what to put on your calendar board.
I also love One Stop Teacher’s calendar. It is an actual bulletin board, so if you have room and creativity you could easily model your calendar after this.
How to implement
I have done calendar numerous ways, always depending on my students. If I had a higher, self-motivated class I would have it for morning work. They would come in each morning and complete their work in their math journals or a daily sheet (this is a free sheet on TpT to get you started) put in a sheet protector. We would then go over it at some point during our day.
If I had a lower class, we would do it together during math.
I’ve also done it as center work. If I had the fortune of having an extra hand in my room at any time, I would put them at the calendar center. It was easy for the other teacher to do, and an awesome review. It really helped my struggling students get the review they needed in a small setting.
The freebie (Multiplying Mixed Number Calendar Pieces)
With all of that said, here are your free calendar pieces to get you started. Every day for a month, you will be working on mixed numbers.
- Day one they get an array and have to decide what the equation will be.
- Day two they solve the equation.
- Day three they find out if their answer is correct.
- Day four start all over again.
Children need to practice multiplying mixed numbers over and over, and the calendar pieces allow them to do it throughout the month…..instead of a ton in one day!
I hope you enjoy them, and I would love to see pictures of your calendar set up!!
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