Would you love to spend less time prepping homework this school year? Would like families to spend a little time each day having fun and learning together? I have a year worth of books and ideas for you to start the new school year. The printable book based activity calendars are full of book suggestions and fun activities to do as a family.
Who Are the Calendars For?
They are perfect for:
- teachers to send home as monthly homework calendars.
- librarians to pass out to patrons.
- families who want to enjoy great books and do simple themed activities at home.
The set includes 9 non-dated calendars (September- May) and 9 resources sheets.
Families can hang the calendar on the refrigerator each month and take the resource sheets to the library to gather the books for the month.
The resource sheets also include links to easy activities and an inspirational reading quote each month.
There are two calendar sets currently available.
Kindergarten Activity Calendars (coming soon)
What Is Included with the Resource Calendar Pack?
Each week a theme is introduced with a wonderful children’s book. If families can’t find the main title, there are two alternative book ideas each week. Then, there are 5 easy to do activities included with each theme. Weekly activities follow the format of read, sing, create, play, and talk. Families can do any activities that fit their schedule.
The set includes copies in black & white for economical copying. Book choices include newly released titles, multicultural books, and non-fiction selections. Alternative book selections include two book recommendations. Exciting, right?
Each week a theme is introduced with a wonderful children’s book. If families can’t find the main title, there are three to four alternative book ideas each week. Then, there are 5 easy to do activities included with each theme. Activities include literacy, math, art, science,
and character education ideas. Literacy activities are designed to build phonolgoical awareness and alphabet princples in a sequential manner. Each month, tasks gradually become more challenging. Families can do any activities that fit their schedule.
Best of all is that if you use our Preschool Literacy Units you’ll find that the themes in the units match perfectly with the calendars.
The set includes copies in black & white for ease and economical printing. Book choices include newly released titles, multicultural books, and non-fiction selections. Alternative book selections include three to four book recommendations. Exciting, right?
Here is a look at just one week of the preschool/pre-k September calendar.
Theme: all about me
Featured book: I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
Alternate books: Marvelous Me : Inside and Out by Lisa Bullard, I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, or The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler
Name three of your super strengths.
Have one of your favorite foods for dinner tonight.
Ask your family the reason they named you what they did.
- Make a self-portrait of yourself. Use a mirror to help as you work.
- Make three sounds with your body. (clapping, snapping, stomping)
Choose the age resource that fits your needs and grab it for just $5
How are the Non-Dated Calendars Different From Last Year’s Set?
The newest Book Based Activity Calendars include the following updates.
- Calendars can be used over and over each year since they don’t contain dates.
- There are now age based calendars.
- Layout has been updated.
- Some newly released books have been added.
- Family introductory letter has been added.
- Preschool/Pre-K literacy activities have been redesigned to progress from easier to more challenging tasks.
Don’t wait. Get your set today and know that your homework planning is done for the entire year.—>I Want the Toddler Set or I Want the Preschool/Pre-K Set
After your purchase, you will immediately be able to download and then print the 9 calendars and 9 resource sheets through an emailed link.
Enjoy exploring great books and activities with young children! They are the only homework calendars you will need for the year.