This calendar was a great review for my classes during calendar time! I printed these pages and glued them to a manila folder: the first page on the front of the folder, page 2 and 3 on the inside panels, and a hundreds chart of my choice on the back. Once all were assembled, I had them laminated to reduce copies!
Each student had their own Vis-A-Vis marker to use and were given a wet wipe to erase some of the previous day's work.
Here is how I used each section:
Calendar: At the beginning of each month, we would add the month's name. We would add any special days or birthdays at that time. Daily, we would add the number to each box.
Birthdays: Monthly, we would add the names of the birthday boys and girls.
Place value: We would draw hundreds (squares), tens (long lines), and ones (dots) to indicate what day of the school year it was.
Teeth: We would celebrate with the kids who lost teeth by writing their names in the box with tallies if they lost more than one.
Today's Number Sentences: This was the spot where each kid got an equal shot. My high performing kids could really come up with some good stuff like multiplication, money, or word problems to illustrate what day of the year it was. My lower students could come up with the number in words, or simple concepts like tallies. I took all ideas, even if they were already indicated on the calendar pages.
Clock: In this area, I would either write a time on a clock on the overhead and they would give me the digital on their calendar, or vice versa.
Weather graph: no need for explanation!
Tally section: Each day we would add a tally mark to the box and recount to practice counties, and to make sure everyone was attentive.
Coins: The kids could use coins and bills to show the day of school. For example, if it was the 112th day of school, someone could do 4 quarters and 12 pennies.
I would walk the room to see who was getting what correct and incorrect. Or, I would pull 5 random sticks and those 5 kids would bring it up to my desk to show me.