Calendar Time has always been an important time of the day in all the classrooms I have taught in.
For my students Calendar Time is not just about finding out what day it is or how many days until the next big holiday. It is about a daily review of some of the most important core skills that children need.
I honestly believe in the saying "If you don't use it, you lose it". We may focus on patterns, graphing or number order throughout the year, but daily practice will help make these skills concrete.
Keeping Calendar Time lively is the key! Use fun prompts, funny voices or get up and move! I also add skills to our Calendar Time later in the year to create something new.
Learn more about my new Calendar Time Preschool Pack at my blog: