Kindergarten – First Grade Calendar Notebooks 2016-2017 are here!
*shouts of joy all around!*
Calendar Notebooks are some of my favorite resources to make, but WOW do they take a long time!
This past year, my Early Kindergartner used the Preschool Calendar Notebook and she is thrilled to move up to the Kindergarten version!
You’ll find new fonts, an updated overall feel, and several new pages. Keep on reading to see what’s new!
♥ If you have a preschooler in your homeschool, make sure you stop by and download the Preschool Calendar Notebook.
The Preschool Calendar Notebook is perfect for a preschooler or early Kindergartner, but this notebook is a better fit if you need something a little more advanced.
What is included in the Kindergarten-First Grade Calendar Notebook?
The Kindergarten-First Grade Calendar Notebook has undergone a face lift! You’ll find different fonts, different pictures, and a few added pages.
Even if your child used this notebook last year, this year’s will seem new since the pages are slightly different. The concepts are very similar, however.
This notebook contains several pages to complete each day. Note that a few of the pages are to be placed in page protectors and completed each day with a dry erase marker.
Other pages are to be used each day with a pencil.
► New for 2016-2017: Choose from a boy or girl cover page to slide in the clear insert in the front of your notebook.
If your notebook doesn’t have the clear insert, just place in a page protector as the front sheet.
Monthly calendars for July 2016 – June 2017 are included. Place these in a page protector and have your child write in the dates using a dry erase marker.
The pictures that you see in some of the calendar squares are fillers. The first of the month starts after the picture. For the months where the first in on Sunday, there are no extra pictures on the calendar.
“What is today?” Page
This page contains several activities. At the top of the page, your child circles the current day and the name of tomorrow.
Next, she writes the date in numbers (such as 9-3-2016) and then the date in words and numbers (September 3, 2016).
Then she determines the season.
Lastly, she practices ordinal numbers when she writes how many days she’s been in school thus far. (1st day, 30th day, etc)
“How many days have we been in school?” Page
This page is used to record how many days your child has been in school each month. Your child records each day of school in the month using tally marks. She then adds them up at the end of the month and writes the total in the box.
“What time is it?” Page
On this page, your child practices telling time. Your child determines the current time and records it on the analog clock.
She then writes the time on the digital clock at the bottom of the page.
“What time?” Page
Determine two different times of day and have your child tell you the correct times and draw the hands on the clock.
For example, you might choose snack time and reading time.
Your child would write snack in the first blank and then draw the appropriate time on the clock.
Then your child would write read in the second sentence and draw the correct hands on the clock.
► NEW FOR 2016-2017: A Word Bank to help with spelling and ideas!
“This is how I write my name…” Page
On the 1st day of the month, have your child write his name. It’s interesting to see how quickly their handwriting changes throughout the year!
I Can Count Coins! Page
Your child fills in the blanks with the correct value of each coin.
“My Weather Chart for…” Page
On this page, your child records the weather each day. She then uses this data to graph her information on the sheets provided.
A chart is provided for each month of the year, July – June.
Daily Weather Bar Graph
At the end of each month, your child will plot the weather information he collected in a bar graph. He will then interpret the information as he answers the questions.
A bar graph page is provided for each month of the year.
► NEW for 2016-2017: I’ve included a blank chart for your child to write in the month, if desired.
How many sunny days?
Each month, your child will you use the information from her Weather Chart to determine how many sunny days there were each month.
Then compare and contrast each month as she collects her data. Fun!
► New for 2016-2017: How many rainy days? Track the data and then compare and contrast.
Days of the Week Page
Practice writing the days of the week and their abbreviations. Circle the correct day of the week.
Months of the Year Page
Practice writing the months of the year and their abbreviations. Circle the correct month of the year.
How do I set up my notebook?
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To create your Kindergarten – First Grade Calendar Notebook, you’ll need the following supplies:
– copy paper – This is currently the best price!
– page protectors – I purchased these last year and they held up beautifully.
– 3-ring notebook – You will want the durable notebook, not a cheapy one if you want it to last all year.
→ Print the pages in the downloaded document on regular copy paper, printing only one side (not double-sided).
→ If available, print the Weather Graph pages on card stock so they will be more sturdy in the notebook and not tear out easily. They’re used every day, so it’s helpful to print on cardstock for durability.
→ Place the July monthly calendar backwards in a page protector. Insert the page protector into your 3-ring-binder. The front of the page protector should be showing the backside of the monthly calendar. When you turn the page protector (like turning the page in a book), you should see the July Monthly Calendar on the left side of your binder.
→ Using your next page protector, place the “What is today?” Page on the front side of the protector. Then slide the “What time is it?” page on the back side of the protector. Insert the page protector into your binder. Now when your binder is opened, the July Monthly Calendar should be on the left side of your binder pages and the “What day is today?” page should be on the right. When you turn the page, “What time is it?” should be on the left side of the page. Now place the “What time?” page, coins page, and current name writing page.
→ Next, place the Monthly Weather Chart (printed on card stock) in your notebook.
→ Lastly, I store all of the printed pages for the coming months (calendars and bar graphs) in a separate section in the back of the notebook. That way, we are ready for the next month without having to scramble to print more pages.
In another section of the notebook, I also added some Color-By-Number Worksheets just because my daughter loves them so!
This packet is available for personal and classroom use below: