Do you do a Calendar Journal?About 5 years ago I started creating simple pages for the students to complete independently that involved many of the skills we covered at our morning meeting. Each month I created a journal with similar but different activities. I was teaching kindergarten then and found that most students, with some modeling and group work in August and September were able to complete the calendar journal on their own after September. Each page is a little different and just reviews a couple of the skills we covered at calendar time. Now that I am in first grade I wanted to continue using the journals, so I had to make them a little harder. I use these journals first thing in the morning when students come in the door. I bind the pages into a book or journal, and students do one page each day. You will notice that on some pages I have a day of the week and some I do not. I order the pages depending on our school calendar, days off, or special events before binding. Below is just a sample of the some of the pages I used in kindergarten. All of my journals have DJinkers clip art, which I love and have their CD's but.... according to their terms and conditions, I can not share my journals with their clip art. Sooooo...I am changing the clip art so I can share the journals.
Here are some of the kindergarten(or first grade if appropriate for your kiddos) pages for you. Just click on the link below the pictures to go to Google docs and download.
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Do you want me to change the clip art for May?
I have about 30 differentiated pages for each month.
If you would like a copy of this April Calendar Journal
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