Okay, it may be sacrilegious, but I don't like doing calendar with my kiddos.  I taught Kindergarten for 8 years and had to do the calendar song and dance everyday.  I HATE IT!  So, now that I teach the more sophisticated Second Grade I feel like I can cut back.  I realize that cutting it out entirely is probably not plausible.  So here is my compromise.  On the first school day of the new month we "do" calendar.  We all get out our Math Notebooks which have a calendar section.  We number the calendar, write down important dates (birthdays, field trips, holidays, days off). We discuss various things about the calendar (how many days are in the month, how many birthdays we have in the month, how many Thursdays, etc.) Then, I like to give a calendar quiz.  So, I am working on a year-long set for my TpT store, but here is a freebie preview.  Please let me know what you think.  Would you use it in your classroom?  What would you add or take away?  Thanks so much for your help and feedback! 


  1. I just found your blog and was reading through your posts. I don't really like calendar either, but I like this idea of a monthly calendar. Might have to borrow this!

  2. Thanks for your comment Sara. I always feel bad about not liking to do calendar, but I don't! The kiddos actually look forward to doing it now and know at the beginning if each month it is calendar day!


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