Creating a Simple Dry Erase Calendar for your Classroom

Creating a Simple Dry Erase Calendar for your Classroom

When I first started teaching, I bought one of those fancy pocket chart calendars for my classroom. It looked cute, but I hated it. I hated moving all the little paper dates around. I hated having to write on the fill-in-the-blank cards. You always had to wait for them to dry before you put them back in the pockets, otherwise the writing would get ruined. What. A. Pain.

When I took a hiatus from the classroom, I left my pocket chart in my last classroom, never to annoy me again! 

But now that I'm teaching again, I needed a new solution. I love dry erase calendars, but they can be so expensive. I needed something that was a good size AND could attach easily to a bulletin board or whiteboard. 

I finally decided to make my own calendar and pay to have it printed and laminated on poster paper at a printing shop.

You can do this a number of ways, depending on the resources available to you. You could send it to a printer. You could print it in "tile mode" and then tape it together before laminating it. You could shrink it down and print it on a single piece of paper. Do whatever you want. To me, it was worth a few bucks to have it be one nice clean surface. If you have access to a big laminator, I'd double laminate that sucker too. 

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This calendar allows me to easily erase everything at the end of the month, and fill in all the new information for the following month. I can customize dates to say whatever I want: "Aisha's Birthday," "Happy Hanukkah," "Science Center Field Trip."

This freebie is easily available on my Teachers Pay Teachers store for your use. If you need a different size than what are provided, let me know in the comments below and I'll try to update the download for you. 

Enjoy!

Kayla

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