FINALLY!! Kindergarten – First Grade Calendar Notebooks for 2017-2018 are here!
Oh friends. I will spare you the sordid details, but this is the third version of this year’s Calendar Notebook. The first two versions were corrupt and I had to start all over again with new software.
(Yes, I cried. Haha.)
Despite my setbacks, Calendar Notebooks are some of my most enjoyable resources to make, and this is my favorite so far. You’re going to LOVE the new feelings page!
Keep on reading for the details!
♥ 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?
As usual, the Kindergarten-First Grade Calendar Notebook has undergone its yearly 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.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2017-2018:
→ Cover Page: New boy and girl images to choose from!
→ ‘Today I feel…’ : Your children will choose from 15 different feelings/emotions each day by circling the appropriate face. There are many different skin tones to choose from. I just love this new addition!
→ Many new images, fonts, and borders throughout for an updated feel!
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 2017 – June 2018 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 extra pictures after the last day of the month.
“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 9-3-2017) and then the date in words and numbers (September 3, 2017 or Sept. 3, 2017).
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) I also added a new section to practice odd/even numbers.
“Today I Feel…” Page
This new feelings/emotions page is a neat addition to the Kindergarten-First Grade Calendar Notebook. It provides so many opportunities to talk about how a child is feeling each day.
Your child simply determines which face best describes their attitude and they circle with a dry erase marker.
“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.
“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. There is also weather chart that is blank for your child to write in the name of the month.
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.
How many sunny days? How many rainy days?
Each month, your child will you use the information from her Weather Chart to determine how many sunny days or rainy days there were each month.
Then compare and contrast each month as she collects her data. Fun!
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.
Setting Up the Calendar 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.
There are detailed instructions for setting up your Calendar Notebook in the printable packet. I make sure you understand the correct order of the pages, which pages need page protectors, and other helpful tidbits to get you started.
Make sure you look carefully through the first few pages of the document for all of those details!
This packet is available for personal and classroom use below:
You can purchase the Calendar Notebook BUNDLE for 20% off!