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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How to create a themed patterning calendar!

Hello Everyone, I am so excited to show you my newest unit I have been working on perfecting this unit with new ideas and some old favorites. One of my favorite parts of this unit is the patterning calendar. This is a calendar that uses the number cards to introduce a pattern, in this case sports balls create an ABC pattern that repeats for the entire month. Below are step by step instructions on how the put together the calendar on poster board.
1. Get a large piece of poster board or tape 4 pieces of 12x12 cardstock together in the color of your choice. 2. Cut out your calendar pieces, make sure to print out three of the blank boxes page to assemble the grid. 3. Glue the Month banner on top. Write the month in the mddle of the banner or wait until after you laminate then use dry erase markers. 4. Glue your days of the week bars under the month banner. 5. Trim around all sides of first grid page.
6. Trim the second page so that 2 sides are left on.
7. Use a small scrap underneath the middle so that no blue shows. Cut nine blocks with the bottom left on.
8. Cut two sets of three as shown to complete the bottom right. Glue down and laminate for a dry erase surface.
9. Cut out the patterning 1-31 sports ball cards and use!
And...there you have it a themed patterning calendar, now I like to use velcro dots to attach my calendar pieces but you can use tape, sticky tack or any other fastener that would stick to the laminating. This can be easily done for any theme with a few simple graphics. I will definatly be making more and will share them with you on TpT! Be sure to check out the unit this calendar is in, not only will you be able to create this sports themed calendar but you will also have a graph, number wall, word problems, beginning math journal prompts and pages, I have/Who Has to 50, sports memory and much more! Enjoy! Christine

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