Another month has flown by, and April will be here tomorrow. We are looking forward to a couple of free days next week for spring break, and one special outing!!
As we hit the beginning of the month, I wanted t0 add another set of calendar pieces to the slowly growing collection.
I’ve been focusing on number recognition with my four-year-old, and wanted to continue reviewing this daily with him. If you have read other posts regarding calendar pieces you know this is a very quick way to review concepts quickly.
This month the calendar pieces have base ten blocks, tally marks, ten frames, and expressions.
The Pattern of Calendar Pieces:
The Pattern is as follows:
–Yellow, pink, green, blue
–Date on left, center, right
–Ten frame, tally marks, base ten frames
–Subtract three, add two
Questions to Use with Calendar
To begin, discuss in detail the model they see, and ALL the color on the piece.
- What number does it represent?
- How did you figure it out?
- What does this part of the model represent? (You could point to one long, one cube, one ten frame, or one of the tally marks. The goal would to make sure they completely understand how they got to the number the model is representing.)
- What is today’s background color? What day will it be this color again? Does this color follow the pattern?
- What is the color of the number? Why is it this color? (Mulitples of 2 are pink, and multiples of 4 are blue.
- You know any number is divisible by two if it is an even number. An even number ends in 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8.
- You know a number is divisible by four if the last two digits of the number are divisible by four.
Next, have them draw what they predict the next day will look like. There is so much to focus on with these calendar piece, and challenging the students to include all the details in the picture will strengthen their thinking skills.
Enjoy working on these important skills with your kiddos, and if you need more calendar pieces check out these posts.
- Coordinate System Calendar Pieces
- Multiplying Mixed Number Calendar Pieces
- Coin Pocket Calendar Pieces
- Shape Calendar Pieces
Or check out other number recognition activities.
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