Calendar: Shelf Work

I love this wooden calendar from Hello Wood.¬† I use Microsoft Word to print out the current¬† month’s calendar. Then a student can use the print out to help them place the tiles on the wooden calendar. Afterward, we will “read” their work together. They begin by counting the days in that particular month. They will do this lesson twice in a given month. The first time, they are only placing the tiles on the calendar. The second time they will also write the number on a blank (or number dotted) calendar in addition to putting the tiles in place. I got this idea from the lead teacher that I interned under while I was earning my Montessori certification. This is shelf work and it is different from the calendar we use for our daily “jobs.”

Wooden Calendar from Hello Wood

Wooden Calendar from Hello Wood: Click the picture to enlarge