The included version of the calendar was used for the last month of school for my second graders. Students had to work hard each day, as the activities were optional and could be skipped. This helped with classroom management for the last month of school. This calendar can be adapted to use for the 2 weeks before winter break or spring break as well. I have also used a calendar like this for a countdown to state testing. The calendar can also be a fun way to start the school year as a get to know you month of sharing and learning procedures.