Raise your hand if the date on your board is anything but… today’s date? That has been my life for the past decade! My kids tell me every day that the date is wrong and then just write down an ancient date on their papers #teacherfail!
I finally have come to the realization that if it’s been this long and I have not managed to keep up with changing the date, it’s probably never going to happen, but… I can’t have an old date up on the board! I need my kids to see that the date does change each day and as for data, I need those dates to be correct when I collect student samples. Enter this idea!
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So along with my many realizations, it hit me that I could put the responsibility right back on my kids! Do you have class helpers? I know lots of teachers that have an actual calendar helper, I don’t currently, but I do have a general helper that has lots of random responsibilities. This is the perfect job for that class helper!
I color coded the months in blue, days in yellow, and year in pink to make it easy for my kids to update this board. You can attach the number cards with Velcro, tape, magnets, or StikkiClips. I went with StikkiClips that you can see below.