Each and every year I make printable yearly calendars. I like these because of their simple design, and notes space. They can be easily customized for anything you need- especially the ready to go digital version. These printable calendars have so many uses in the classroom. They are perfect to give to students to track individual goals. One of my favorite ways to use them is as a super affordable, and personalized gift for adults at Christmas from students. The editable version allows you to customize each of the calendars digitally before printing or saving. Just edit and print! This makes it easy to send to families detailing special events and activities for the month. Here are some of my favorite ways to use my calendars in the classroom along with links to the 2022 calendars.
2022 CALENDARS for PARENT GIFTS
Each year, I give my students the opportunity to have special, personalized parent gifts. I have done various projects throughout the years and am always looking for new ideas, and circling back to older ones. Several years back I started these printable calendars as gifts and I’ve done it every year since. The gift version of the file includes bubbled letters for the month so students can decorate each month. Students also decorate the cover, and then include a personally created image for the back of each month that gets displayed while hanging. I love the affordability of this parent Christmas gift- I print on white cardstock, and bind using the machine at school. I usually get these set up for students to work on all throughout the last week of school before break. As students have a few minutes, they can work on decorating their calendars. I give specific holidays to hand-write and we talk about what might be a good picture to create on the back of each one. Click here to download the specific file for the 2022 Calendars for Parent Gifts. My Art Inspired Christmas Parent Gifts and December in our Classroom posts have other ideas for Christmas gifts.
IDEAS FOR USING PRINTABLE CALENDARS
There are so many different ways you can use printable calendars in the classroom. These simple, open-ended calendars are perfect for both teachers and students. I’ve used these in a variety of ways over the years. You can download my 2022 Printable Calendars and keep reading to see how I use them in the classroom!
Reading logs can result in mixed feelings. I’ve found, for many of my students, they need some sort of accountability for their independent reading. This printable calendars allows me to have students record their reading in a quick and easy way. They just leave the calendar in their daily binder so it’s easy to access each day. Students can track how many pages of their book they have read. They can just put the title. Of course, it could also be sent home as a reading log for students to track their evening reading. I keep it simple so it doesn’t feel cumbersome. You are able to use this however would work best for you and your students.
INTERVENTION & PROGRESS MONITORING
It can be difficult to track classroom interventions, especially when they’re fluid groups. I’m often pulling quick groups for 5-10 minute small group lessons on specific skills and it can be difficult to record which students received the intervention on specific days due to absences. I like to keep several copies of these calendars for daily recording. I use these calendars to record the students’ name, what we worked on and for how long, and any necessary progress monitoring data based on that group work. I keep each student’s calendar in a binder at my small group table and then I have it available for recording our official interventions. It takes me 30 seconds per student and then just a few minutes to compile the specifics for our formal intervention meeting. I also love that I can have a quick visual on which students I’ve met with each week and which ones I need to meet with next. I can glance and see who has empty spaces that week to help me prioritize my time.
These printable calendars are perfect for individual goal tracking as they’re open ended and students can record any goal you agree upon. Student goal setting can build motivation and investment, and these calendars are easy for any classroom goal with students. Some ideas for goals to track would be independent reading, practicing math facts, and working on a computerized tier 2 program.
PARENT COMMUNICATION TOOL
If you have a lot of events at your school, or have a different focus each week (like a preschool or thematic learning), these calendars would be helpful to give parents a look at what’s coming up. The editable 2022 calendars are perfect for this! Open with Adobe Reader, edit as you need, then print and send home! Include special events, test dates, guest classroom readers, and more!
You can download my 2022 Printable Calendars to use them right away or download the Editable 2022 Calendars. I hope you find them useful in your classroom! I’d love to hear in the comments how you plan to use them!