Sunday, September 22, 2013

Birthday Chart

This is a great way to review the months of the year at the beginning of first grade, but an even better way to informally assess your kids! After you have them come up to place their cupcake next to their birthday month, you can ask questions like:
  • How many children have birthdays in April? 
  • How many children have birthdays in April AND May? 
  • Who can give me an addition number sentence to support that? 
  • Which month has the most birthdays? Least birthdays?
You get the idea! This is a wonderful way to gauge where your kids are in their ability to read a chart and answer math-related questions, while simultaneously showing them that you care about their birthdays. This really matters to five-and-six year-olds!

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