If you are unfamiliar with Calendar Books, in addition to the basic calendar, the other pages in the notebook to update usually include anything that the teacher may put on the bulletin board next to the classroom calendar, such as a weather graph, a tally mark page, a hundred’s chart that a child gradually fills in with one number per day and so on. Calendar books seem to be done most frequently in first and second grade, but are often done in full day Kindergarten classes, too. (There is generally not enough time to do this in a half day K program!
My own Kindergarten class did Calendar Books several years ago. It is a great way to cover lots of skills at a time! However, the class has to have a pretty good attention span if you expect to have them fill in a lot of different types of pages, because it can take a while to get it all done! The last time I tried it, the class in question was simply too restless to accomplish it without a lot of work on my part to keep them focused, so I came to the conclusion that that particular group of students were simply not developmentally ready for it. It was just too much paperwork for them; they needed more hands-on activities instead.
Here is a link to download the other free Calendar Book pages that I created that you see above. You can also read more about how I implemented the Calendar Book on this post here or here on this post.
Also, you will find a whole variety of calendar book activities by Shari Sloane and Kim Adsit! Just take a look at the preview and you’ll see what a beautiful set it is! Plus, she explains exactly how she implemented the calendar book. You can find them here on Shari Sloane’s TPT store!
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