In morning meeting we sing a song about the days of the week and talk about what day it is "today", what day it was "yesterday" , and what day it is "tomorrow". It's a great opportunity to talk about the words "before" and "after".
Recently we were talking about months and realized that they weren't as easy to "get" as days. We decided that maybe working together to make a calendar could help the children have a better understanding of days, months, and years.
Our calendar making activity spanned a full week and allowed many opportunities for counting, letter and number recognition, letter sounds and writing practice.
We talked about how many days are in a week, how many weeks are in a month, and how many months are in a year. We also talked about our birthdays and recognized that we only have one Birthday a year.
When our calendar was finished we brought it out during morning meeting.
We hope to use it on a regular basis to gain a better understanding of time.