I’ve tried a few different calendar binder sets, and there were a lot of really great things about each of them. However, I found that there were always some things that I wished were different, and more than anything, I wanted a calendar binder that was SIMPLE, easy to follow, and quick to complete. So, I decided to create my own version, and this is the result.
It has pages with a clean, simple design, and what really sets this Calendar Binder pack apart from others is that I’ve placed small icons in the upper left corner of each box on the page so that students will always know where they should be as they follow along!
The activities in this pack cover ALL kindergarten Common Core standards for Counting & Cardinality, Operations & Algebraic Thinking, and Number & Operations in Base 10, as well as many Measurement & Geometry standards. It also touches on several English Language Arts Standards.
A few other features:
*The pages are designed so there's room to 3-hole punch them and add to a 3-ring binder.
*The activities build on each other month after month, so students will know the routine and you’ll only have to make small adjustments as you go.
*I have provided suggestions for ways that you can challenge your students with certain activities if your class is ready for it.
*In order to reduce the amount of page flipping you have to do, I’ve limited the number of pages. I’ve tried to make them as comprehensive as possible so that Calendar Binder time is quick and easy, but packed with meaningful, standards-based activities. The pages included are:
--The 4 seasons
--Months of the year
--Days of the week
--Paper-saving option: 4 seasons/months of the year/days of the week on one page
--One page for each month of the school year (August-June)
--3 weather graph pages (fall, winter, spring)