This lesson is not like the lesson in the manual but one that our trainer came up with and I absolutely LOVE! In this lesson we teach the children how the year can be divided into 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/12. This is a long lesson and would need to be broken out into several small lessons. It not only helps to learn the calendar and it's parts but also works on fractions!
1. Give each student a page of a monthly calendar
2. 12 students will be at the front of the class with their calendar pages and then get in a circle and put down their calendar pages.
3. Students that did not have pages can participate in putting down the strings that divide the calendar into 1/2 (6months), 1/3(4months), etc...
1/4 of a year is 3 months. 1/4 of 12.
1/6 of a year is 2 months
This a Calendar extension (not clock!). The number of beads under each calendar month is the number of days in each month.