This year as a primary teacher, I've made it a priority to visit number sense, addition, subtraction, and patterning daily. See, these are the things that my fifth graders still hadn't mastered when they got to me. How can I possibly fit all that in? The answer, my friend, is calendar math time.
I wrote about our calendar routine back in the fall, but much has changed since then. My kiddos have become MASTERS at addition and subtraction with regrouping (I'll get to that a little later), and the patterning we've moved on to is far more complex. If you read the post back in October you'll remember that the calendar page looked like this:
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You can also see that the little clouds above the calendar have multiplied. Those link to various other pages within the file. We still do the Today's Number activities that we did in the fall (with much larger numbers now),
|(The blue boxes are used to isolate the ones and tens columns for students who need this.)|
This is the daily addition and subtraction practice that has helped my students master the operations with regrouping!
HERE and HERE! You'll also find links to some freebies so you can try this in your own classroom if you'd like!
You can read about all of the other features of our calendar math routine by heading back to the original post.