Saturday, July 12, 2014

Editable Blank Calendars {Teacher Organization Tool, Lesson Planning, Back to School Binder Ideas}


PLEASE NOTE: The pictures below show last year's calendars, but I updated the calendars for the teacher binder to reflect the dates for the 2014-2015 school year. If you purchased the product last year you can go into your purchases folder on TPT and redownload the file. The same is true if you purchased the bundle.


As a teacher, it is important to stay organized in recording important dates. Having a central location to note meetings, parent teacher conferences, holidays, student birthdays, special events and so much more. While there are so many cute datebook options as well as online tools, it is helpful to have a calendar that fits perfectly into your teacher binder.  I created these monthly calendars to coordinate with my other teacher binder products, but they can obviously be used on their own. 

Tips for Setting Up A School Calendar:

Start by entering all of the holidays and school closings for the year.

Input important school dates
  • staff meetings 
  • professional development days 
  • open house 
  • early release


Transfer in district mandates. 


Add personal dates of importance. 


Include major themes and topics from your Curriculum Maps. You may find it helpful to use the 7 day calendar and include this info in the column for Sunday.

As new events are scheduled (such as parent teacher conferences) add them to the calendar. If you are using the editable version you can reprint them at the start of each month so they are current.

OTHER USES FOR CALENDARS IN THE CLASSROOM:
Consider using these templates to keep parents up to date on school and classroom happenings by sending home an updated copy in your communication folder/binder at the start of each month.

Use the editable version to create homework calendars.

Keep a calendar to track helper of the day or Find It / Fix It Winners.

Communicate classroom behaviors with families.

Use as student reading logs.

    
The packet comes in several different options. I created a 7 day calendar and a 5 day calendar (showing the schooldays). There is a colored version (featuring aqua chevron) and an ink-saving black and white version (which looks fantastic when printed onto colored paper) for both. Each of those versions comes bundled as a PDF which preserves the look of the product and can be written on by hand. The packet also comes with  an editable Powerpoint version.




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