Measurement of the Year
For this lesson you want to have different year calendars that do not look the same and ask the children what these calendars graphically represent. Since the calendars do not look the same, see if they think they represent the same thing.
This is a great opportunity to show different calendars from around the world. Our trainer showed us a beautiful book called Calendar Art.
In this activity the child will illustrate graphically the personal timeline of the people in the child's family. They will see the difference in ages graphically.
For this activity we used graph paper. Each child is given graph paper, glue, scissors, and a blank sheet of paper.
They draw a picture of their family on the paper. One square on the graph paper will represent a year of that persons life. They would cut a strip of 5 squares if they are 5 years old.
When I did mine, I drew my family and put the strips under each person hanging off the paper. The following is a picture of another students Personal Timeline in our training class. She used paper bigger than 81/2 by 11 and she colored her family.