Looking for a great predictable way to start your homeschool block or math block in the classroom? My kindergarten calendar binder is it! This binder helps create a consistent, familiar routine which makes transitions work smoothly!
Including calendar time in your routine is an awesome way to tie in tons of math skills and it also encourages daily review!
I like to follow a simple clear calendar routine that can be done in about 5-10 minutes each day. You can totally follow this routine just as is (out loud – talking and singing through) but I decided to create a CALENDAR BINDER that will give your littles all the tools in one place and make calendar time a breeze!
This calendar binder is geared for kindergarten (& pre-k age 4) children. It follows a predictable routine and includes everything you need to create and set-up a simple, clear calendar routine.
*Note: I think exposure to traditional calendar time is awesome (so many skills being learned), but please keep in mind that with younger preschoolers a traditional calendar time is pretty abstract. Young children don’t really have a concept of time so don’t expect them to master or fully understand the concepts you’re teaching. If you do have young preschoolers (2.5-4) I highly suggest looking into a linear calendar (it’s like a number line). *
In this resource, I share details on how to set up the binder, give an outline for a calendar routine, share tips, and provide all the printable pages for your calendar time.
One thing that I absolutely LOVE about this binder is that I included a page for independent start! Each day when it’s time to start your homeschool or math block your kids can pull out their binder and work on their name and chat sheet first. This gives you a second to get ready and them a chance to ease into the learning period. The resource includes several choices for this “name and chat” page.
After students complete their name and hands-on page, you are ready to officially begin your calendar time together! You can start with the months of the year, move to the days of the week, and then the weather.
Before wrapping up calendar time I like to include some math skills practice! In this resource, you will find a TON of simple math mats that you can pick and choose from to get in some practice together if you’d like added math skills practice too.
What do you think? Will you be adding calendar time to your daily at home or classroom routine? Let me know what your calendar time looks like and if you like ours check out the resource and video below!
If you want to get an inside look at the binder and hear me chat through the ENTIRE ROUTINE check out this video!
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