Every month I send home a new behavior calendar for my students. Students are expected to color in each box before going home depending on the color they end on (green, yellow, or red.) This month we switched up our routine a little bit and students created their own behavior calendars. I began this project by sending home a note to parents asking them to write out any important dates in the month of February (birthdays, family events, practices, ect.)
In our classroom we have Macs so I looked into using iCal to set up our calendar but decided to create my own monthly calendar template using Keynote because it seemed more kid-friendly.
Students were given a blank calendar template (see below) with the numbers already typed in and the days of the week on top. Students were first asked to put the days of the week in the correct order and place them into the blue boxes. Once students completed this task they started typing in specific dates. I put dates that applied to all of us (class birthdays, 100th day, Valentine’s Day) on the SMART Board and then students added their own dates using their note from parents.
|The blank calendar template given to students. I created this using Keynote.|