Suggested Use of Monthly Calendars
First: Edit your master copy by adding in your monthly sight words, spelling words and classroom rules. An additional idea is to put in the types of homework students may have each day so they can simply circle the type of homework they have each day for quick reference at home.
Next: Make copies for each student and place in a three-ring daily communication binder.
Daily use: Students will circle "Reading" and/or "Math" depending on the homework assigned for the current day.
Students may also indicate their behavior for each day, whether color coding, smiley face or sticker given by the teacher.
I like to put a note at the bottom, next to the classroom rules, for parents to initial each day as a way to indicate they have checked their child's daily behavior and homework.
The last page of this packet is a Parent/Teacher Communication page. This can be copied on the front of the month header page. This gives the teacher and parents more space for communication and allows the two calendar pages to be face to face while in the binder.
I have used these calendars for many years! Wouldn't start the year without them. My parents and administrator know my classroom is one of open and daily communication.
Key words: Daily Communication, Monthly Calendars, Homework, Behavior, Classroom Rules, Communication Binders
Created by Dana Bridges