This fall, I was determined to overhaul my classroom calendar. With a little effort, it now looks better than ever and is more interactive for my students. I’m so excited to show you all of the elements that make this space in my classroom special so you can create an attractive (and meaningful) calendar area in your own classroom.
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How I Set Up My Classroom Calendar
Kinder Craze readers love seeing photos of my kindergarten classroom. I spent several weeks this summer creating sweet, child-friendly calendar resources that teachers and students will love. I use many of the sets in my own calendar area and I adore the fresh, cohesive look of my updated calendar area.
Most of the items in the space are attached to the my whiteboard using dot magnets.
The grid for the actual “calendar” in my calendar area is from Creative Teaching Press’s dots on black collection. Each month, I use a different set of numbers from my Through the Year Calendar Numbers pack. Every number collection in the set features seasonal images arranged in a different pattern. My kindergarten students love figuring out which number will be the next picture in the pattern.
I display upcoming special days with my Through the Year Calendar Holiday Cards. My September calendar depicts the school’s annual fall book fair, Constitution Day, the first day of fall, and the first day of October. When my kiddos know that a special day is coming up, they are always asking how many days it will be until the event. Thank to my Calendar Holiday Cards, my students can find the answers to all of those “how long until…” questions without any help from me!
Although it may not be a teaching topic for our calendar time, I also display my classroom daily schedule beside the calendar. My Schedule Cards are available with black or traditional white backgrounds. One of my teaching standards is for students to name objects that measure time. Clocks are always the obvious answer, but the calendar and schedule cards also help my students keep track of passing time.
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