Saturday, June 22, 2013

Over Rover, Up Pup!

I have decided to venture out into the world of Teachers Pay Teachers with my first product listed for sale! After my first few years of teaching, I began to understand the importance of teaching calendar skills beyond days of the week and months of the year! I love teaching the calendar because there are so many different skills that can be taught through it! Many different tools and picture cards have been used in classrooms across school districts to help capture children's attention and engage their learning with the calendar. 

One particular method seems to really work with the students I have taught when it comes to teaching beyond days of the week and months of the year. An incredible second grade teacher in our district introduced me to Rover. Up Pup, Over Rover changed the way I taught calendar math each day! 

In my classroom, I have created my own version of Rover and the instructional cards I use with my students. I used this teaching strategy with second graders and will be using it for the first time this year with Pre-K 3 year olds. I will not use it with the intention of mastery but with the hope that it will engage the high flyers and begin to expose the children who are ready for it. I may discover that it needs to be modified a bit more for the younger learners but I'm willing to give it a try! I believe underestimating students can be the biggest limitation we put on them! So, we are going to give it a try with three year olds! Rover, get ready, it's time to run all over the calendar as we learn days of the week, months of the year and even coordinate points in preschool!! 


 To learn more about this packet, please visit my TPT store, here. Also, if you do decide to download this packet please let me know your thoughts through feedback. Here are some well known preschool calendar songs that I thought I'd share from YouTube: 

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