I think that my winter break ran a little long. It is so nice to come back to so many awards. I will have to work on a new post to thank all the wonderful teachers who nominated my blog.
I would like to start out this new year with a free calendar for you. I use calendars in three ways.
1. Students fill in the dates during calendar or math time. This is good practice for learning where each month begins and ends. They can use the circle time calendar as reference. For the younger students, you can write in the first and last number on the calendar printable before you make your class copies. Some of my students also like to use the 100's chart when they can not remember which number comes next.
2.This can also be used as an events calendar to put in your daily folder. I simply fill in the dates and add field trip, picture day, conferences, student holidays, etc. This is good for Teacher-Parent Communication.
3. Sometimes, I use it as a homework calendar. I just add the work that students should do at home on certain days during the week. Under Mondays it can say "write 5 sentences about Winter" On Tuesdays it can say " read your weekly reader" On Wednesdays it can say "write your weekly sight words five times" etc.