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Sunday, August 7

Calendar on the Promethean Board

I have had several questions about how I do calendar activities on the Promethean Board.  I've taken screen shots of each page to give you an idea of what it looks like.  I've uploaded it to Promethean Planet for you to use if it looks like something that would work well with your class.  (Let me know if you download it from Promethean Planet.  The images on their website don't look complete.  I'm hoping that it downloads correctly.  I don't have the Promethan software at home to be able to check it out).  Click here to download the file.

 Page 1: This is the true "calendar" part of calendar time.  The kids can drag the yellow box to mark the day.  They also drag the days of the week to the proper boxes.  I have created this calendar to last until December.  You can easily retype the name of the month as it changes.  I created pictures for each month.  They are just stacked on top of each other.  So when September comes around, just click on the August calendar picture, right click, and choose "delete".  September will be underneath.  You'll need to retype the name of the month yourself.

Page 2: Pledge of Allegiance.  After the pledge, we sing a patriotic song.  For the first four months of school, we sing one song a month (so the kids can learn each one).  After that, they help me choose which song to sing in the morning.

Pages 3-6: When you click on the song link from page 2 it will take you to each song.  I embedded the songs into the flip chart, so all you have to do is click on the music icon to hear the song.  Click on the "more calendar" star to return to the rest of the flip chart (and skip over the rest of the song pages)

Page 7: Place Value Review.  This is the page to record the days in school and drag up the base-10 blocks.  After the 20th day, you can practice having the kids hear the numbers better.  If it's the 23rd day I will say "we have been in school 23 days.  Listen to the number carefully, what two numbers do you hear in 23?"  You would be surprised how difficult this is for first graders at the beginning of the year.  Anyway-- the answer is 20 and 3!  There's also a place to record how many H, T, and O.  So for the number 23 they would write 0 hundreds, 2 tens and 3 ones.

Page 8- Money Practice.  Here the children will practice making the days in school or the date with coins.  If it's the 23rd day in school, they would make 23 cents.  The other option (which is a little easier) is to make the date.  So, if today is August 7th, the kids would find ways to make 7 cents.  This way is easier because you will never be making more than 31 cents.  We practice the coin poems for several months until the kids know them very well.

Page 9- Ways to Make ___- I will pick a number (ex. 8) and the kids will come up with ways to make that number, using addition and subtraction facts.  This is a great time to practice using the 100s chart, and number line.  We also talk a lot about addition and subtraction properties.  The "Macarena Math" song from Dr. Jean is included on this page to practice counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s.

 Page 10- We practice writing the "short date", telling time, odd/even, and greater than/less than on this page.  With the clock I progress from drawing the hands to the hour, then half hour, then 5 minute marks, then writing the time and having the children draw the hands.  Odd or even starts out simple with just writing a one digit number and the kids writing the words "odd" or "even".  Later I will make it two digits, then three digits.  Greater Than/Less Than also starts out simple with one digit numbers, then two digits, but later in the year I will write addition facts on each side, or draw coins on each side.  Anything to keep them thinking.  It's also good to throw in some equations where the answer is equal.  This one is always a little more tricky at first.  

I stated at the beginning of the post that this is the calendar for the first semester.  Later in the year I change it up a little bit and take out some of the routines that get boring.  I'll post the second semester later in the school year.

58 comments:

Joyce said...

I really like this idea for the Promethean board. I would love to have a copy.
Thanks and have a great year!
Joyce

Janine said...

Ok, you are officially the Promethean Guru! Please, please, please send me a copy. I will be forever grateful.

pinksmyink@gmail.com

Lori said...

I would love a copy. Last year was my first year with the board. I like using it for calendar time but I think I had too much in it. It was getting very long.

Lori
tlplus3@wi.rr.com

Mrs. Olson said...

I would love a copy. I have an interwrite board. Would it work?? I would be FOREVER grateful and EXCITED *squeal* if it worked!!

-Mrs. Olson
eolson@madison.k12.al.us

Marisol Perez said...

This looks really awesome I would love a copy. my email is soad6274@gmail.com

Heather said...

I really like this! Can I get a copy? hdawntn@hotmail.com

Thanks!
Heather

Mrs. Marx said...

I would LOVE to have a copy! Thank you!!!!! themarx4@live.com

Anonymous said...

It would be wonderful to get a copy of this flipchart! Thank you for being willing to share.

dpwoodham@gmail.com

tmarie said...

Hi Lauren,

I love the set up of your calendar. It is simple, yet useful. I have a smartboard tho and I don't think Promethean will transfer. Would you mind if I looked at these and re-created them for smartboard? I would like to recreate some of them that are relevant to Kindergarten. I could list you as the inspiration for the idea. These would not be sold or anything - but i might offer them on my blog. Just let me know if this is ok with you!
Tessa
Spotlight on Kindergarten
tschep@live.com

Lauren Morse said...

I have sent a copy to everyone who asked for one. I'm glad you like my calendar. I hope it works for you. I'm afraid that the Promethean software isn't going to work on Smartboards though. Tesss, at Spotlight on Kindergarten, is planning to create a similar version using the Smartboard Software. Hopefully that will help out some of you.

~Sheri~ said...

Hi Lauren! I'd also *love* a copy of this flipchart! It's amazing and I really appreciate you sharing with us! :) Thanks!

Rita said...

I would love to have a copy of this flipchart. It is awesome!

Mrs. K said...

You're AWESOME, as usual:) I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! May I PLEASE have a copy?

pkteaches@gmail.com

JenM said...

I would love a copy of this! It would be so much fun to use with my class!
jenruthb@hotmail.com

Teresa said...

Please send me a copy by email. This is exactly what I need for morning math meeting!

Thanks,
TERESA tmburgess@roaneschools.com

Anonymous said...

I love it! Will you please send it to me? kcholland@boazk12.org

Lauren Morse said...

I have sent the second set of e-mails. Please let me know if you have any trouble with the file. The software is loaded on my Mac, but I do everything at home on my PC. I think it should still work fine.

Rita- I would love to send you the file but I need your e-mail address.

Mrs. Brooks said...

I would love a copy! thanks! lklurding@gmail.com

Beth said...

I would also love to have a copy! It looks like it would be perfect for my calendar routine!

bethmcmurry@gmail.com

Lisa Morrow said...

I'd also love a copy. This is great!
Thank you!
Lisa
teachez1@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I would LOVE to have a copy of your Promethean board. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

I love this!!!! I would love, love, to have a copy of this.


Pam Gray
pamela.gray@baldwin.k12.ga.us

pam said...

I would love to have a copy of your Promethean board calendar. Thanks a bunch! Love it!
pamela.gray@baldwin.k12.ga.us

Lauren Morse said...

Please remember to put your e-mail address if you want me to send you a copy!

Rita and "Unknown" I don't have your addresses. I would love to send you the file!

Anonymous said...

This looks great! This is my first year working with a smartboard. I can't wait! Would love a copy of your calendar routine. Thanks.
Christina
2934munson@comcast.net

Jackie Hill said...

I would love to have a copy of this. I am just starting this year with a Smart Board. Thanks in advance.

jbraun23(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog, but I subscribe to your blog on Google Reader. I would love to have a copy of your Calendar flip charts! Do you have them on Promethian Planet?

kris.c.neyland@gmail.com

Darlene said...

Oh my - this is awesome!!! I would sooooo love a copy!

jdsargo@sbcglobal.net

jenny said...

I LOVE your calendar! I was in my room today becoming more and more frustrated with that wall! I would LOVE it if you shared your file!!! ;)

ateachergirl@gmail.com

Thanks!!!! I'm following you and look forward to your posts!

Jenny

Rachel said...

Could you send te calendar to me for use
Lover@cfbisd.edu

Lauren Morse said...

Rachel, I tried to send you a copy, but my e-mail was returned. Do you have another address I could try?
Lauren

Whitney Womac's MTT Reflections said...

Hi Lauren,

I am a new follower and LOVE your blog and this calendar flipchart! It is awesome. I would love to have a copy to use in my classroom.

womacw@hpisd.org

Thank you so much!

Whitney Womac's MTT Reflections said...

Oh and my blog is from a grad school class I took last year. It is NOT cute and fun. I am working on getting a cute one up for second grade and my classroom. Happy Monday!

Whitney

Anonymous said...

That looks perfect for my class. Please e-mail a copy to me at btomlin@greeencity.k12.mo.us or tomlin@nemr.net.

MommyTeachesK said...

Your calendar is SUPER! I would love a copy! :) Thanks so much for sharing!
Krrogers@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Anonymous said...

I love this! I just found your blog and have added it to my favorites! I'll be checking it VERY often! Great ideas! If you don't mind, I would LOVE a copy of this!
cunnina@unit5.org

Thanks so much!
Annie Cunningham

Anonymous said...

Love the calendar for the promethean board. Please send me a copy mitchellv@mail.tcitys.org

Thank You
Venus Mitchell

Katie said...

I would love a copy of the boards you made!

Traci said...

This looks like the perfect fit for my morning meeting. I would greatly appreciate a copy.
stmurphy5@charter.net

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Anonymous said...

Would you send an email to christina.wilson@wb.k12.oh.us?

This is amazing!!!

Kyndle Boyd said...

We are getting Promethean boards next week and I would love a copy of your calendar kyndle.boyd@esc9.net

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of this!

babie605@yahoo.com

J&M said...

The Promethean Calendar is fantastic! I would welcome a copy. joby_mcgowan@misd.wednet.edu

Thank you! Your blog is great!

namaste said...

Your interactive calendar is great! I would greatly appreciate a copy.
Thanks!
camila.blumberg@gmail.com

jport said...

I love your blog! This calendar is great! I would love a copy if possible....Thanks so much!

jport@gcsd.k12.sc.us

or

jhhport@gmail.com

Mrs. Lochridge said...

Oh, my! I would LOVE a copy of your calendar. I've seen lots of free calendar downloads, but yours looks very thorough. Thanks in advance.

Alicia
First Grade Factory
alochridge@interact.ccsd.net

Tracy said...

I would love a copy of you Promethean Board activies. I love it.

Anonymous said...

I am a very experienced first grade teacher and your website is AWESOME!!Some great ideas ... thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love your calendar! I would greatly appreciate a copy of it! My e-mail is dmarchant@jeff-davis.12.ga.us. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!

Thanks!

Lauren Morse said...

Tracy, I don't have your e-mail address. Send it to me and I'll happilly send you the flipchart.
Lauren

Lori said...

i would love to have a copy of your Promethean Calendar. Please email to lwoodman@washoe.k12.nv.us

Thanks!
Lori

scraphappytoni said...

Could I please have a copy? scraphappytoni@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This flip chart is exactly what I have been looking for. It is pefect! Could I please have a copy? kim_sager@comcast.net

Thanks you!

Mrs. Mesmer said...

We just got Promethean boards for this year and I would love this for my class!

Can you send me a copy?

Thanks, Corinne

cmesmer@pittsgrove.net

Anonymous said...

Hi, I recently got a Promethean board for my classroom and would Love to have a copy of your Promethean activities! My email address is brdl@hotmail.com. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy. Thanks so much. Jbcampbell@madison.k12.al.us

Beth said...

I love this! Can u get a copy? I just got a smart board so I am looking forward to using a calender on it! epage24@gmail.com