The calendar is a combination of mathematical exercises. The calendar activity will require some explanation. It is kind of complex. Mr. Agajan assigns many kids jobs. First, he assigns someone as the card flipper. Every day, a card is flipped on the calendar. After the card is flipped, a shape is revealed. After so many days, a pattern can be revealed. However, there are more patterns than just looking from the left side of the calendar to the right. Some students might notice patterns in multiples of 3, 5, and etc. Or, some students might notice patterns in diagonals.
All other students who do not were not assigned a job will make predictions about what the next shape will be. The illustrator will draw the expected shape on the whiteboard. While this is happening, another student is writing the school day of the year. If the school day number is odd, the post it which it is written on is yellow. If the number is even, the post it which it is written on is pink. If the school day number is a multiple of 5, it is underlined. If the school day number is a multiple of 10, it is circled. Each row consists of 10 numbers, then the next row continues, and so on.
From day one, a bank is established. In this bank, fake money is deposited. That is the depositor's job. The amount of money that is deposited simply depends on the school day. If it is school day #1, then 1 dollar is deposited. Once it is school day #2, then 2 more dollars are added. Once it is school day #3, then 3 more dollars are added, and so on until the end of the year.
Then, there is the algorithm specialist. The algorithm specialist adds the bank deposit (i.e. an amount equal to same number as the current school day) to the money which is currently in the bank. So, if there are $6 dollars in the bank and it is school day #4, then the algorithm specialist will do the math of 6 + 4. Right now, they're at school day #79 and they're doing math in the three thousands.
I haven't really led the calendar yet. It's been kind of daunting to me. But, I think I have a pretty good idea of its structure now. So, I expect to tame this beast of a calendar activity soon.