I always loved calendar time when I was in the classroom. In fact, it was the most enjoyable time of the day! If you don’t do Calendar Time in your classroom, you may be wondering what exactly it is.
Calendar time is a time during the day to come together as a class by the calendar. It is a great way to start the day or transition from one activity to the other. It also helps students because it is part of the daily routine and they know what to expect.
Some of my favorite activities for Calendar Time include:
- Singing a song or two. This is such a fun way to let your students show their personality and have some fun. Add in dancing for extra physical activity!
- Listen to others. Sharing stories or other important information is a great time to practice our listening skills.
- Reviewing days and months. Use your calendar to review the days of the week and the current month. Repetition will have your students reciting it on their own in no time.
- Review math skills. Reviewing during Calendar Time feels more fun and less like work. Take this time to review some essential skills you have been working on.
- Talk about the weather to help students understand the daily weather and what it means.
- Read a story. Select a book that relates to what you are working on that week and read it during Calendar Time while students are gathered close and can easily see the pictures.
If you are wanting to get it set up for your classroom, I have you covered! My Beachy Calendar Time Resource has everything you need!
This beach-themed decor bundle comes with matching decorations for your set up. It has six resources bundled in one using Hawaii photographs and watercolor clip art. How amazing does that sound?
Included you’ll get welcome banners, tropical word wall decor, growth mindset posters, labels, table numbers, center posters, Hawaii photo alphabet lines, name tags, editable classroom jobs, number posters, Where Are We signs, How I Get Home sign, and your calendar set with watercolors and so much more!
Looking for tips for decorating your classroom? Check out my post here!