Teaching calendaring skills to your early elementary learners is standard in most schools. I've made a calendar packet that you can use with your students as soon as they walk in the door. This packet teaches:
1. Day, Month, and Year
2. How to fill in a "real" calendar each month.
3. They also practice their writing as they answer questions relating to each day of the week and weekends.
4. The first page of this packet gives your students a chance to express their daily mood so you can quickly assess who might be feeling out of sorts right from the get go.
You can print these pages out, laminate them, hole punch them and make morning work binders for your students. This way they can use the pages throughout the year and over the months so you don't have to reprint them each week.