My students always enjoy this calendar activity! I hope yours will too!
Does the saying “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” hold true this year? Find out by keeping track of lion days (cold, winter-like days) and lamb days (warm, spring-like days) during your morning meeting or calendar and weather time. Each day, discuss the weather and decide if it is a lion day or a lamb day. Hang up the appropriate animal.
You can display the results several ways:
Graph – Create a wall graph using the Lion Days and Lamb Days headers. Each day place a lion or lamb marker under the appropriate heading.
Chart – Hang the chart by your calendar / weather area. Each day place a lion or lamb marker on the chart.
Calendar – Option 1: Use the calendar cover-ups to mark the lion days and lamb days on your calendar.
Option 2: Use the smaller lion and lamb pictures to mark the days on your calendar.
NEW! Digital Google Slides Version Added! – Since many of you are now teaching virtually, I added a digital Google Slides version of both the graphing and chart activities that can be shared during Zoom Meetings or Google Meets. They both have movable lion and lamb pieces. Move one of the pieces under the correct heading each day.
Meaningful Math – I love using the graph and calendar for meaningful math practice during morning meeting. We discuss our results and practice greater than less than, more or less, comparing numbers, tally marks (we keep a tally each day of how many lion days and how many lamb days).