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Need an easy way to review shapes and work on shape recognition for 2d and 3d shapes. These shape calendar pieces do just that, and work on patterns too!!

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Calendar time is a fun for my cut preschool twins. They love singing the days to the weeks, and months of the year’s song. But this month, all of my kiddos will be participating in calendar time.

My big boys just finished a geometry unit, and I want all the new vocabulary to stay fresh in their heads. So we will all be coming together to review shapes, find patterns, and make predictions!

 

These calendar pieces not what you need, here are a few others that might help you.

 Coordinate System Calendar Pieces

Multiplying Mixed Number Calendar Pieces

Coin Pocket Calendar Pieces

 

Prep Work for Shape Calendar Pieces

First, print off the calendar pieces on card stock paper.

Next, Cut them out.

Finally, add them to a pocket calendar.

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What Patterns Are Used?

One thing I love about using custom calendar pieces is that you get to work on patterns. And these shape calendar pieces definetly have some fun patterns in them.

The shapes have an aa, bb, cc pattern. The a’s are 3D shapes, the b’s are quadrilaterals, and the c’s are polygons that are not quadrilaterals.

 

The color of the calendar pieces follow an a, b, c, d pattern.

 

Finally, my favorite part, the dates have different colors so we can discuss multiples. Multiples of 3 are blue, and multiples of 4 are red. If the number is a multiple of 3 and 4, then one digit is blue and the other red. I can’t wait to see if my boys can figure out which numbers have two colors!!!

 

Just a Cute Story!

I have to end with this picture. Our house recently sold, and we moved to a rental while we figure out where we want to be next. Since our goal is to be here a short amount of time, we have decided to not put stuff on the walls with the hope of getting our deposit back. I wasn’t sure where to put my pocket chart and then decided my easel would work great.  My little girl decided this was a great spot too, just not for the same purpose I had in mind. She had a blast taking the calendar pieces in and out. Oh well, guess we will have to find a new spot or the pieces may not make it through the month!!

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I hope your children enjoy making predictions and discovering during calendar time.

You’ve Got This

Rachel

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