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    By ghenn

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    Hi Kay. I teach special ed classes and also do many of the above activities. Using a power point program, I was able to create a double sided ditto for the children to complete each day during station time, based on our calendar. It included writing the day, month, year, a weather graph. number sentence, and practice writing the months of the year, days of the week, etc. Much of what I used was taken from calendar activities based on the program, "Math Thier Way".
    I also find the "daily calendar activites" very tedious to complete each day (especially at this level and with support and enthusiasm!). The children love to be the "calendar helper" and last year I had 3 calendar helpers each day. (First time in 20 years!) I divided up the jobs and would call their name by index card. They really loved the ROUTINE. Most importantly, I increased the activities as the months rolled by and was sure to include certain rote activities such as doubles, doubles plus one, money, time, word families, multiplication, subtraction, addition facts, short/long vowel sounds. Anything that we are studying or need review in. While I was working on the morning calendar activities, my assistant would pull some of the children for phonics or math review in small group activities.
    I hope this helps!

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