Hi everyone! Amy here from The Resourceful Room! I'm loving teaching 2nd grade this year. I've been working on my math block quite a bit lately. I really want everyone to be participating even when we are doing a whole group activity like calendar.
We use Saxon Math, and a huge component is the daily Math Meeting. We fill out the calendar together, recording the days of school, tally marks, place value, days of the week, and making graphs. I like the meeting it's a good time to practice some basic skills in a real world context, except I noticed that several students weren't really engaged. So I decided to create a Calendar sheet for students to fill in as they follow along with the daily helper who is filling out the calendar.
Here's what I came up with! These are the skills we work on daily. I printed them on cardstock and laminated them. We use dry erase markers to fill them out each day. It has really helped my class to focus and I've seen a big improvement in these skills for all my students. Click on the picture above to download this!
Hope you are all enjoying your week! Thanks for stopping by!