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or colored pencils are the recommended writing and drawing
encourage child to do drawing on own. Even three year olds
can draw the sun, rain and clouds. Until the child can write
on own the adult should label the drawing of the remembered
activity. If a child is hesitant to copy the day (or month)
on their own the adult should write it using yellow marker
and the child can trace over it.
Daily use of the calendar with the children in an interactive
way is the main purpose of the rolling calendar
The writing and drawing on the calendar can be done by one
child each day or one child each week. I recommend that
an adult do the calendar for the first few days. This models
the writing of the day (at the top), the date (at the bottom)
and the drawings of the weather and remembered events in
child should have a turn doing a full week. After the calendar
has been rolled out to review the entire year each child
can cut out the week recorded and make an "accordion"
book to take home.
Fall, Winter, Spring All the seasons do their thing!
(by fully decorating) the days of the winter and summer
solistices and the spring and fall equinoxes is very important.
Children need to know the seasons and this experience reinforces
the cyclic time of nature.
a seasonal symbol on each day or at the beginning of each
week for each of the four seasons. For example, one fall
my class did a leaf rubbing for each Sunday.
phases of the moon could be drawn in the upper right-hand
corner of the day's square.
the same color marker for one season or for one month to
write the day or the month.
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