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Updated Calendar Notebook Binder Printables

A few of you asked for more weather options on the Calendar Notebook Binder – and they are uploaded and ready! Everything else is the same, but there is also a non-seasonal version for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere!

Calendar Notebook Printables free

 

The Calendar Notebook has been a fun addition to our learning each morning and a chance to work on math skills, a little bit of science, and also handwriting. We use these daily along with our Morning Calendar Board.

Below you can download three different versions of the Calendar Notebook Binder printables: one for early handwriting and manuscript, one for cursive, and another for the Southern Hemisphere folks (no seasonal clip art so the seasons aren’t confusing!).

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Both the manuscript and cursive version now include the following seven weather choices: sunny, partly sunny, cloudy, rainy, stormy, windy, and snowy.

How to Use the Calendar Notebook

Here’s a peek at how we’re using ours with the kids, and because some of you may not want to read, here is a video tour our our calendar notebook. You can also read this post for more detailed explanations on the pages.

 
 

{feed readers may need to visit the blog to view the video clip}

We’ve laminated the first few pages and use a vis’-a-vis marker {it wipes off easily with a damp cloth each day} to work in the notebook. You can otherwise slide the pages into page protectors and use dry erase markers.

The calendar notebook printables also include the following:

 

    • 12 undated monthly calendars {you can use them year after year}
    • monthly weather tracking graphs
    • Today is, number word identification, telling time and temperature
    • Breaking down numbers by 1’s, 10’s, and 100’s
    • Practicing tally marks
    • Yearly weather tracking
    • Handwriting practice
    • Pattern practice {part of the monthly calendar pages}
    • Identification of seasons
    • 100 Days of School chart

Supplies for the Calendar Notebook Binder

These are the supplies that we use for our calendar notebooks…

 

Download the Free Calendar Notebook!!

Ready to download the files? Choose one or both of the files below! They are FREE to download {and feel free to pin, tweet or share this post with others!}.

Download the Calendar Notebook Printables – manuscript version

Download the Calendar Notebook Printables – cursive version

Download the Southern Hemisphere Calendar Notebook Printables

 

Other Calendar Notebooks

These ladies also have some great printables to use during calendar time and each offer something a little different – so there may be something you can use as well or something you like even better than mine!

Get a peek at our Morning Calendar Board and grab even more free printables here.

Calendar Board Printables from Homeschool Creations

Our Calendar and Morning Board Routine (and FREE Printables)

Calendar Board Printables from Homeschool Creations

 

Over the past four+ years there is one thing that has been a constant part of our morning routine – our calendar board. Each of our kids has participated in learning from it, and it has been a fun way to add a bit of math, Bible, and other subjects into a start of our day. Our youngest is in first grade and we’ll likely be using it next year with him as well for continued practice.

Our Current Calendar and Morning Board

The current setup for our calendar and morning board hasn’t changed much over the last two years, but I recently realized that there are a large number of you that have never seen it before!

Calendar Board and printables from Homeschool Creations-1

The calendar and morning board is essentially the size of a large posterboard. We used a piece of foam board to make it super sturdy and then used a mix of activities and things we wanted to include in our routine. On the board above you can see the following printables (linked below) – I’ve listed them from top to bottom by column (items with an * are included in the calendar printable pack):

  • Prayer cards for our Compassion children. Each week we put a different card at the front. These are half sheets of paper that I made with pictures of the children we sponsor through Compassion (and there is also a card for a missionary friend in the mix).
  • Skip Counting Charts – we have charts from 1 to 12 that we rotate through and practice. The originals are 8.5” x 11”, so I printed them off 2 to a page to make them smaller.
  • Make the Date  – we use plastic coins to make the date with money. For example, if it is the 24th of the month we could use 2 dimes and four pennies to make the date. (Find these here.)
  • What Time is It? * There is a mini Judy clock velcroed on to this part. Kaleb sets the clock to the correct time and then writes the time in digitally.
  • Days in School * – Each day we add another number to our days in school and learn how to break a number down and identify number words (match to Math U See program colors)
  • ABC Bible Verse Cards – These flashcard-sized ABC Bible verse cards have a verse for every letter of the alphabet and are in constant review.
  • We Choose Virtues cards – The teacher cards from the We Choose Virtues character program slide into half of a page protector (5 1/2” x 8 1/2”). We review one character trait and the ‘catch phrase’ each week.
  • Today’s Temperature * – a little help to track and compare the indoor and outdoor temperature and learn how to use a thermometer
  • The Weather Outside * – a weekly weather tracker
  • Today’s Date (hanging from the bottom) – from Mama Jenn

 

Below you can download all of the calendar and morning board printables that I’ve created and use them to put together your own calendar board. The printables are available for free!

DOWNLOAD the Calendar Board Printables HERE

How to Make a Calendar Board

If you’d like to make your own calendar and morning board, you might want to grab the following supplies:

Assembly and Storage:

I purchased a piece of foam board from Target/Walmart and used adhesive hooks to hang the board on the wall (and a pencil to poke holes through the board – grins). After laminating most of my pieces, I used double-sided tape to adhere the main pieces to the board. I also cut several sheet protectors in half to slide in other pieces (like the skip counting charts) that were not laminated.

There isn’t a set way to put the board together – I just decided what pieces we wanted on our board and then rearranged them on the board before adhering anything.

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Velcro was my friend. Every coin and number card has a velcro dot attached to it in some way. Keep in mind that all of those little squares and coins need to be stored somehow. I laminated several pieces of cardstock and then attached the extra pieces to the cards for storage and keep them in a small bin from Ikea. We can easily find the pieces we need and return any unused pieces to the cards.

Follow up with the Daily Calendar Notebook

Calendar Notebook Binder
 
 

After we go through our calendar board, our youngest (first grade) works on his daily calendar notebook. It’s just another way that we continue to work on various math, science, and handwriting concepts each day. From working on a monthly calendar, tallying the days in school, and graphing the weather, there’s lots to work on. You see a bit more of the Daily Calendar Notebook printables (including a video) here.
We also have a pocket chart that we use as our daily calendar and practice for patterning, learning the days of the week, counting, etc… Learn more about the yearly pocket chart calendar cards here.

Past Calendar and Morning Boards

As I mentioned before, our calendar and morning board has looked different and traveled around the house with us. Here’s a peek at another way it has been set up:

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Take a peek at this calendar set up here

A Few Other Moms with Calendar and Morning Boards

You may also be interested in visiting these moms to see how they set up their calendar and morning board time:

Calendar Notebook Binder Printables

Calendar Notebook Printables free

Call them calendar notebooks. Or calendar binders. The choice is yours. Either way, they are a great way to add a little math learning to your day. While we have a Morning Calendar Board that we all work on together, the notebooks were something that were added this year.

The kids are loving them.

I put together two versions of the calendar notebook printables – one for early handwriting and another with cursive directions and tracers. You can choose which one works best for your child {see below}.

How to Use the Calendar Notebook

Here’s a peek at how we’re using ours with the kids, and because some of you may not want to read, here is a video tour our our calendar notebook.

{feed readers may need to visit the blog to view the video clip}

Kaleb {kindergarten} is using the manuscript version of the notebook and our 3rd and 5th grader are using the cursive version to sneak in a little extra practice {shhhh}. The first few pages of the printables are laminated and we use a vis’-a-vis marker {it wipes off easily with a damp cloth each day} to work in the notebooks. You can otherwise slide the pages into page protectors and use dry erase markers.

100 daysWe start off by adding the number for the day we are in school on our 100 Days of School chart. I am determined to do something special this year for our 100th day {and having three kids reminding me about it should help immensely}. At the bottom of this page we use a vis’-a-vis marker to make an addition problem using the number from the chart and we find the missing number that will add up to 100. The older kids are able to do this fairly easily, but with Kaleb I’m using unifex cubes to help him visualize and group by 10’s until he has a better grasp of the concept.

number words

We then move to the next page where we talk about what day of the week it is and underline it. We also review what yesterday was and what tomorrow will be. The date is written on the next line {in either 8-17-12 form or August 15, 2012}. The center box below is filled with the current date number {i.e. 15} and then we find the number before and after. We write the daily number and the number word, draw the hands on the clock and put a line on the thermometer for the inside or outside temperature.

days in school tally

Depending on how many days we’ve been in school, we break the number up by 1’s, 10’s and 100’s and show how it is added together. At the bottom of the page we show how it would look if the number were in dollars and cents.

We add a tally mark in the correct monthly box each day we are in school and at the end of the month we add up the days. During the year we can compare from month to month and see how many days we were in school during each month {which is more/less, etc…}. There are also pages to help us track the weather from month to month and practice writing names {i.e. watching our handwriting improve…hopefully}.

Calendar Binder month glance

Each month of the year there is a blank calendar for the kids to fill in the calendar. They trace the month name at the top and as they fill in the numbers on the calendar, they find the star at the bottom with the same number and color it in. Kaleb has been working on a pattern with his stars and really loves this part of it. On the facing page, we fill in the graph to show the weather and at the end of the month answer a few questions based on the graph results.

The calendar notebook printables include the following:

    • 12 undated monthly calendars {you can use them year after year}
    • monthly weather tracking graphs
    • Today is, number word identification, telling time and temperature
    • Breaking down numbers by 1’s, 10’s, and 100’s
    • Practicing tally marks
    • Yearly weather tracking
    • Handwriting practice
    • Pattern practice {part of the monthly calendar pages}
    • Identification of seasons
    • 100 Days of School chart


Supplies for the Calendar Notebook Binder

These are the supplies that we use for our calendar notebooks…

Download the Free Calendar Notebook!!

Ready to download the files? Choose one or both of the files below! They are FREE to download {and feel free to pin, tweet or share this post with others!}.

Download the Calendar Notebook Printables – manuscript version

Download the Calendar Notebook Printables – cursive version

Download the Southern Hemisphere Calendar Notebook Printables

 

Check out these other Calendar Notebook Printables

These ladies also have some great printables to use during calendar time and each offer something a little different – so there may be something you can use as well or something you like even better than mine!

Mama Jenn

Carisa from 1+1+1=1

Motherhood on a Dime

Our Aussie Homeschool

Confessions of a Homeschooler

 

Get a peek at our Morning Calendar Board and grab even more free printables here.

Calendar Board Printables from Homeschool Creations