We use these calendars on our monthly folders, but you can also use them by gluing them to the bottom half of a piece of construction paper (12" X 18") and then adding a cute craft to the top half.
I have my students trace the dotted numerals with a fine tip marker and then they color each square to create an AB pattern. I know that patterning has been removed from the Common Core Kindergarten Standards, but hey, we can't throw the baby out with the bathwater, right? Patterns are still important. They are everywhere. We just don't need to test that skill any longer, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't expose our students to patterns.
My kids love to create an ABC pattern on their calendars and then they discover other patterns that are created by tracing the squares diagonally or from the bottom up.
Here are some ideas for calendar toppers:
(We glued these into their memory books, but you could easily have them glue their "Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom Tree" to the top of their August calendar.
|We glued these "Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom Trees"|
in our memory books, but they would
have made a cutecalendar topper.
|These handprint would make a great Feb. topper.|
Our American Symbol Writing page is pErFeCt for Memorial Day:
|Use their National Symbol writing for the May topper.|
You can find our flag writing template by clicking on the photo.
Remember, keep the FUN in the FUNdamentals! :)