Everyday (except Wednesdays our computer math day), we sit on the carpet together and go over our "Calendar Time" as part of our math routines. Students have "jobs" that rotate, which allow them to lead and serve the class. A student comes up and points with a long stick and leads the class in one of our following routines. Among these math routines are going over the date, singing the days of the week, and learning phrases such as, "Today is _____, yesterday was ______, and tomorrow will be ______." We count how many days we have been in school, and through this we will eventually learn about place value (ones, tens, hundreds) by counting and bundling up straws as each day goes by. We look at the weather and a child reports it to the class. We count our attendance and compare numbers between boys and girls. We also have a survey leader, who gets to ask a question to the class, for example, "How many children like _____?" And then a counter question, "How many children like _____?" Then we compare the numbers and use words such as less, more, or equal. Math can be found in our everyday lives, and we love making math relevant and engaging for our students to learn.