Preschool Calendar Notebooks – they’re here for the 2017-2018 school year!
:: Happy Dances all around! ::
Have you used calendar notebooks for your Preschool children in the past? If so, you’ll be glad to know that I’ve changed a couple of things to give them a fresh, updated look!
♥♥♥ Are you looking for the updated Kindergarten and First Grade Calendar? The 2017-2018 version will be ready by May 9, 2017!
What is Included in the Preschool Calendar Notebook?
If you use the Preschool Calendar Notebook from year to year, you’ll appreciate the updates for the 2017-2018 school year.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2017-2018:
→ Cover Page: New boy and girl images to choose from!
→ ‘Today I feel…’ All new images to represent feelings; choose from a variety of faces and skin tones. This is a great addition to this packet!
→ New pictures for the Color Pages
→ Many new images, fonts, and borders throughout for an updated feel!
Even if your child used this notebook last year, this year’s will seem new since the pages are different. The concepts are very similar, however.
(Yes, I do get the full multi-colored 12-pack of Expo Dry Erase markers. I let my daughter choose 1 color to use each day. Just changing colors switches things up a bit!)
Monthly Calendars for July 2017 – June 2018 are included. Your child should trace the date each day. She’s welcome to cross the day off of the calendar as a count down to the end of the month.
Monthly Number Pictures
These pictures contain the same amount of days in the month. Your child should find the day’s date and cross it out on the picture. This helps with recognizing numbers and reinforces the date again. He should feel free to write inside the name of the month, or color it, or decorate the letters any way he chooses.
Use a regular pencil to mark of the date, crayons, markers, or even small dot stickers. Or you could change up the implement each day or month just for a change of pace!
“Today is…” Page
The “Today is…” page focuses on learning the days of the week and month, as well as the current year and season.
Complete this page each day, encouraging your child to memorize the days of the week and the months of the year. We say them every day until my little ones can recite them to me alone.
“Today’s weather is…” and “Today I feel…” Page
At the top of the page, your child draws a circle around the correct weather for the day. I put my 5-year-old in charge of announcing the day’s weather and she thinks this is the best job ever!
Included at the bottom of the page is a section for your child to describe how she feels that day. Have her draw a circle around the face that describes her best.
As a side note, we frequently play this fun feelings game:
- I say, “Let me see your sad face.” And everyone (including me) makes their best sad face.
- I say, “Everyone show their mad face!” Then we all show our growliest mad faces.
- I say, “Let me see your surprised face.” We then show our most shocked surprised faces. (This is everyone’s favorite!)
- Then we end on my saying, “Show everyone your happy face.” And we all end in smiles.
This is a simple game, but so much fun and we play it often – even my 12 year old!
It’s a great game to play when someone is grumpy. You just can’t participate and be in a bad mood. 🙂
“This is how I write my name…” Page
On the first of the month, have your child write his name in his best handwriting. It’s interesting to see how a child’s writing changes in just a few months!
‘Shapes I Know’ Page
You can choose to insert all three of the shapes pages at the beginning of the year, or just choose to focus on 1 particular page of shapes.
Place these in page protectors, and your child can trace the shapes with a dry erase marker.
Other ideas: Use red to color each of the shapes with corners or purple to color each shape that does not have a corner. Circle one particular shape on the page and then find other shapes like it around the room. Put an ‘x’ on the shape that starts with the letter P.
Alphabet Practice Page
Practice tracing each letter of the alphabet, using upper and lowercase. Practice just a couple each day or focus on one letter if using a Letter of the Week curriculum.
“I can count to…” Page
With this set of number pages, your child will work on recognizing number words. There’s also ample room to practice writing numbers 1 through 10.
How Do I Set Up the Notebook?
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To create your Preschool 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 each of the pages in the downloaded document. Print them one-sided (not double-sided).
→ 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 July Monthly Number Picture on the front side of the protector. Then slide the “Today is…” 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 July Number Picture should be on the right. When you turn the page, “Today is…” should now be on the left page.
→ Next, place the “Today’s weather is…” Page in the front side of a page protector. Insert in your notebook.
→ Then, place the alphabet, number, shapes, and color pages in any order you wish.
→ Lastly, print the rest of the pages and store in a Mama or Teacher Folder so you can readily change out the notebook for the next month.
So the order of the pages should be: Monthly Calendar (left side), Monthly Number Picture (right side) —> “Today is..” Page (left side), “Today’s weather is..” (right side)
You can also add other pages to the Preschool Calendar Notebook for more variety!
★ Add in a few Tracing Pages each day. They come in a variety of topics and themes, so this packet would last the whole year!
★ ABC Letter Find would be perfect for your Letter of the Day or Letter of the Week activities. Just add the day’s page to your child’s binder.
★ Color By Number pages are always a hit! Add an ABC Color By Number page to your child’s daily notebook for fun practice. Browse through all of the Color By Number sets here at Mama’s and find more themed packets.
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This packet is available for personal and classroom use below: