Students learn to read and make notation of dates without a calendar.
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Students learn to read and make notation fo dates without a calendar.
Students will be able to read and correctly note dates without a calendar.
Students are shown a calendar and are asked to answer the questions.
Discuss the importance of being able to note the date without a calendar. Explain how you write the date. Show students that you start with the month, followed by the day, and end with the year. Explain to students that you can write the entire year, but you can also write the last two digits of the year as an abbreviation. 2019 turns into 19. Use the following examples to check that students understand the location that the different numbers belong in. By erasing the number a red or green box is uncovered. Explain that when writing the date you convert the month into a number. Show that the year is built with 12 months. Use the example of July to show students that it is the seventh month. You write July as 7. You can also write it as 07, but it is slightly less common. Together with students, practice writing May 18 2020 as a date. You can also practice with other dates. Ask students to write the dates said in the following audio exercises. Then explain to students that this type of date notation can also cover a range of dates. An example is the Zodiac. Show students that with the Zodiac sign of Pisces, your birthday is between Feb 19 -Mar 20. Practice determining the Zodiac signs as a class, and then have students work individually or in pairs for the next two.
Check that students are able to read and make notation of dates without a calendar by asking the following question:
- How do you write August 3, 2005 as a date?
Students are given ten exercises in which they must listen for a spoken date, they must determine which of the numbers given represents the day/month/year, and they must determine which zodiac sign fits with the given birthday information.
Repeat the learning goal and help students think about why it is important to be able to read and make notation of dates without a calendar. To close the lesson ask students to drag the Zodiac symbols to the student who has that Zodiac sign. Example: December 12 falls in the period 11-23 to 22-12. So you drag the Sagittarius arrow to the card of that student.
Students who have difficulty with this learning goal can be supported by practice with a calendar. Make sure students are clear on the order of numbers, and why they are written in that way. The month comes first, and is 1-12. The day comes next, and is a number from 1-21. Finally the year, which can be written as four numbers or two (like 2019 or 19). You can have students practice in pairs by pointing to a day on the calendar and then writing it as a date.
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