Lesson 17:

Annie teaches calendar concepts through word displays

Below is a picture of the calendar that Annie uses to teach her children calendar concepts. The names of the months are posted in word displays around the calendar and the days of the week are posted on top of the calendar. There are also word displays indicating “today,” “yesterday,” and “tomorrow.”

Annie teaches the months by pointing to the name of each month as it is recited aloud, e.g., “January (point), February (point), March (point)…,”etc. She also teaches the days of the week in the same way, by simply pointing at each day of the week and reciting its name. The concepts of “today,” “yesterday,” and “tomorrow” are taught by writing in the corresponding days of the week.

Why this lesson falls short for some children...

This presentation requires children to be fluent readers of the words portrayed. Rather than written words, children need more meaningful and concrete methods of learning these concepts.

Learn to teach this lesson properly

  • Teach calendar concepts in concrete ways that are more appropriate for young children, instead of using written words.

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