Calendar Creation

  • Second Grade
  • ESL
  • 60 minutes
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September 25, 2015
by Ginger Bruster

Help your students see how much happens in a year with this lesson that has them place all of the holidays on a calendar.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify when holidays occur and place them on their calendars.

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Lesson

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Ask students to start thinking about holidays they celebrate.
  • Express that not everyone celebrates the same holidays because of different cultures and religions.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Have a list of the months on the white board with spaces in between the months.
  • Have students tell you the holidays they celebrate and the month the holiday is in. Write the holiday on the board appropriately.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Pass out the Joey's Calendar worksheet.
  • Explain that this worksheet has Joey's monthly events on it.
  • Complete the worksheet together as a class, going over each question one at a time.

Independent Working Time (20 minutes)

  • Show students the Create a Calendar worksheets.
  • Have students partner up and start filling in the holidays on the board.
  • Students may need help figuring out the days of the month certain holidays fall on.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Have students think of family members' birthdays or other life events to add to their calendars.
  • Support: Creating calendars for a whole year may be overwhelming to some, so have these students focus on one or two specific months that are meaningful to them.

Review

Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Students will be assessed by the completion of the Joey's Calendar worksheets and the Create a Calendar worksheets.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Students may share their calendars or part of their calendar with the rest of the class.

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