Sunday, July 29, 2012

New School Year - New Calendar!

Each morning I begin our morning routine on the floor. We begin the day with good news and morning message. We move on, in the beginning of the year, to our classroom rules. I love these from Little Miss Kindergarten:


Once we have some classroom discussion out of the way, we move on to calendar.

This year I would love to start a daily calendar journal. Maggie from Maggie's Kinder Corner Blog has a cute one:

She has a cute sample you can check out here 

Jeannie from Kindergarten Lifestyle has a great binder set:



I always start calendar time be singing Dr. Jean's Days of the Week song and Macarena Months song (I love Dr. Jean and have all her Cd's! You can check out her blog here and her website here and you can buy her music here - these songs are on her Dr. Jean and Friends CD).

I try to get my class moving in the morning as much as I can so they are ready to sit and listen! (but you know 5 year old children can't sit very long - so we NEVER sit for very long - that's why I have a lot of music and dancing in my classroom! I have some other favorite musicians that I will blog about another day - they are wonderful to get kids moving and grooving!)

After we sing our songs, we change out the numbers in our pocket chart and change out our today, tomorrow and yesterday cards.  I LOVE my pocket chart!

Now, what do you fill those pockets with? 

I love to use patterns on my calendar cards to help my little Kinders learn patterns, shapes, colors. 

I purchased some a while back from a teacher supply store, but I am thinking about updating my classroom this school year.  So, of course, I headed to Teachers Pay Teachers for some great ideas!

Look what I found:

from Lidia of Kinder Alphabet


from Erin of Creating and Teaching

Have you found some cute Calendar Packs?  These are just a few of the thousands I found when I searched Calendar in Teachers Pay Teachers.

Are you ready to update your calendar?  I am still deciding (I have told you before that I am very indecisive! I sooo need to work on that!), I will let you know what I pick! :)


3 comments:

Mrs. Tiffany Goliday said...

Wow there are so many awesome ideas and resources on your blog! Thanks so much!

Check us out at onceupon2teachers.blogspot.com and become a follower! :)

Lidia said...

Cheryl,

Thank you for sharing:) What a cute blog. I love it!

-Lidia
Kinder Alphabet

Jeannine said...

Thanks for sharing these
great freebies!
I really like your new
blog updates! The little kids
are super cute!

I'm having a giveaway to thank my first fantastic followers
so head over and check out my new look when you have a minute!

Jeannine
Creative Lesson Cafe

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