Calendar time is a daily routine in my classroom. For the next school year, I would like to make this time more interactive for every student. I "GOOGLED" for ideas and of course found some great stuff on Mrs. Meacham's Website. I adapted what I found from her site to fit into my classroom.
Every month, I will staple the 2 sheets pictured below on laminated construction paper. The students will keep their "Busy Beaver" calendar folders in a bucket. The special student of the day will hand out their folders while they are sitting down for calendar time. Another way...to recognize their friends name! The students will also get a sheet of paper with Today is..Yesterday was...Tomorrow will be.../ How many days in school / Daily Fix It that they will fill out during calendar time and take home each day. Picture below, too!
I am calling the folders "Busy Beaver" folders because I am going to have a camping theme in my classroom next school year. I can't wait to show pictures when it is set up!
The printables for the 2011-2012 school year calendar folders is on my teacher website. They are located under the link Calendar Time. I would love to hear what you think. I take constructive criticism and positive feedback very well. Feel free to help yourself and enjoy the rest of your summer!