We were so excited to tell ya’ll about the savings you get over at Educents, including our Word of the Day Calendar Bundle! It is 67% off! Your kiddos will be introduced to a word a day on each calendar piece, as well as a math pattern that builds. There is a teacher’s guide for the whole group activities as well as the student calendars.
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Here are a few journal entries using our calendar words.
The students like to do a pair and share where they talk about the words.
The kiddos also enjoy sharing what they wrote. It is a great communication tool, especially for your ELL students because they are learning the language as they learn these words.
Here are some of the writing my students have done through the year using these calendar words. The words give them confidence as well as helps them to stay on topic.
This shows where one of my students needed some help choosing 5 calendar words to write about, so he wrote the words on top of the page. I love this idea! Kids can be so smart!
As you can see, I used my student’s idea with other students and it helped them so much!
This was how much the writing improved in my first grade classroom as we used these calendar words!
I also noticed how my students started pointing out the calendar words in other places. This little girl pointed to “blizzard” in her book and said,” Look, Mrs. Beckner!, it is one of our calendar words, and now I know what this word means!” How exciting it was to see her remember one of our calendar words that we had done a few months before she read this book:) YAY!!
We also have our store on sale 20% off Jan.1 and 2, so it would be a good time to get our other Word of the Day products that help to reinforce these monthly words.
You could also pick up the Word of the Day Brain Bounce games that go with these words:
Each card has a question about these words so you could use it as discussion cards, exit cards, as a Scoot game, read around the room cards or as our Brain Bounce game, which our kiddos love because they like to break up into teams.
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We also have each Word of the Day product for the month sold separately, so if you want to try a month to see how you like them.
This is our Quality Quest game. Your kiddos will have fun finding word chunks in these calendar words.
This bonus question was “How were you a quality student?”