A great idea for teaching kids about the important place they play in their community. This helps to build a sense of identity and purpose. I would tweak it a little though so it doesn't look like they are the center of the universe
I cringe when I have to miss CALENDAR TIME. I LOVE calendar time. You know all those math concepts that kiddos just have to memorize? I present them early on in the year and we use songs, chants, rhymes, and movement to practice them EVERY DAY. Pretty soon it's automatic for my kiddos and we all feel SO SMART!!!
Making 10! great idea! First Grade Smiles Done as partners ~ Each student had ten cubes of one color and a blank copy of the chart. As a class, traded one color cube with our partner and colored in our chart to match. Fantastic to reach all learners: oral, visual, kinethetic, tactile.