Students create their own calendar.
Students fill in the dates, using the correct number of days in the month. Students label the month. Students can write a sentence about the month below the calendar and can draw an illustration of the sentence on the top portion of the page.
This calendar takes up one page. The illustration takes up the top half and the calendar the bottom half. Copy this page double-sided and make 5 additional copies to assemble a 12-month calendar.
I used this calendar template with Birdhouse for Rent, in which I had my students write a sentence about what happens during each month in the story. They then illustrated each sentence. I taught my students the song, "There Are Seven Days in a Week," the "Months of the Year Macarena," and the "Thirty Days Hath September" poem, which helped them fill in the calendar.