During B’s first grade year while we were making our way through RightStart Level B, the concept of the calendar was introduced. Of course he knew what a calendar was before then, but this was more thorough instruction as he memorized the months of the year, how many days were in each, and learned how to find and read dates. As such, I decided I should probably include a calendar somewhere in our school space so we could cross off days and he could get used to the idea of using a calendar. Because our school table is surrounded by windows and no wall space, I decided to commandeer one of the (many) tabletop easels I’ve purchased (I may have a bit of an addiction….) to prop up a monthly calendar.
The internet is usually pretty reliable in offering up free things to prettify the school area so I first turned to Google. Internet searches produced some beautiful options, but not exactly what I was looking for in terms of design. I wanted something simple, clear, and useful. Something it would be easy for him to cross off each day and that was also fairly gender-neutral. As such, I decided to just make my own and I’m posting the updated version today to share with you!
This August of 2019 to July of 2020 (right now it also includes June and July of 2020 in case you need those!) printable calendar is designed to be printed on 8.5×11- or approximately A4-sized paper (cardstock works perfectly), but I’m sure you could make it fit on other sizes. They all feature the name of the month and year in large, cursive letters and numbers as well as a small hand-drawn addition that I tried to match to the season (for those in the northern hemisphere). These are black and white and contain very little detail just to save some ink and keep things simple! Feel free to color it in if you’d like. 🙂
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