This MEGA Calendar Bundle for July 2016-2017 includes all the calendars you will need to get each month off to a well-organized, beautifully coordinated, and academically rich start. Attached are monthly calendars, monthly reading logs, and weekly behavior reflection sheets.
The thoughtfully created and adorably designed editable monthly calendars for July 2016 through July 2017 are complete with the dates of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and federal holidays, moon phases, solstices and equinoxes. They are editable so that you can add important dates specific to your own school, such as the start of school, off days, birthdays, and assemblies.
The calendars include seasonally themed artwork, poems or children's literature excerpts, and interesting facts with higher order questions about each month. You can print as is, or remove any of the text elements to replace with your own announcements.
Included for each month is a color version that can be printed and displayed in your classroom, and a black and white version that can be distributed to students without eating up your ink supply.
The monthly calendars are PowerPoint files so that they are able to be edited. Please make sure that you have PowerPoint access before purchasing.
Included in this bundle are reading logs with fonts and artwork that coordinate with the monthly calendars. Students are guided to read for at least 20 minutes each night, record the book title and have an adult initial next to each entry to confirm accuracy. Students are also asked to set a reading and word study goal for each two week period, and to describe their favorite book at the end of each month.
The reading logs are pdf files, and are not editable. Copy two-sided to use one sheet of paper, per student, per month.
ALSO included in this bundle are my responsive classroom and growth-mindset friendly behavior reflection sheets. They are an alternative to the old school behavior calendars, which place all the responsibility of evaluating student behavior on the teacher's shoulders. These, instead, are designed to be completed by the students with minimal whole-group teacher guidance. Relieve yourself of behavior calendars that reduce a students' day to a color, letter or number, and use the reflection sheets to guide students in a non-shaming, reflective exercise in accountability.
Three differentiated versions of the reflection sheets are included, and are intended for Kindergarten, First and Second through Fourth grades.
- The Kindergarten version has simple language and pictorial guidance, and asks students to evaluate their progress on being STAR students. (self-control, trying their best, attitude and respect). Students also choose an area of growth that they are most proud of for the week.
- The 1st grade version is similar to Kindergarten, with slightly more sophisticated language and expanded options for choosing the area of growth they are most proud of for the week.
- The 2nd - 4th grade version asks students to evaluate their effort and attitude as well as explain how they have shown growth in one academic or character building area each day. They are also asked to reflect on what they have learned from a mistake each week.
Half-sheet versions of the 2nd-4th grade sheets are included for those on a paper budget.