Setting Up Your Calendar! {and it's all FREE!}

Well, just like June, July swept right by and now we are well into August!

Many of you are back in school (with students!).... so I guess I can't complain too much!  I go back next week for a full week of in-service/teacher meetings/meet-the-teacher, and then we welcome our students back on August 24.

With the BIG day less than two weeks away now, that means I have been up in my *new* classroom getting things ready for my little kindergartners!

I just set up my calendar area today, but already have had so many questions and comments about everything... I figured it would be best to finally blog again!

Do you do a calendar routine in your classroom?!  I think this time is SO important for our students!  So often, we have so many that still struggle with the days of the week, months, etc... however this time with our students is also a great mini-teach time!  {LOVE}

You can include quick questioning with your students, review important skills and concepts, and just be a little family.... all in the matter of 10-20 minutes!

Here is how I set up my calendar {today!}

AND.... every thing {except the buckets} is attached to the dry erase board using magnetic tape!  


It's simple.... all in one area.... and has multiple concepts we can cover in a short amount of time!

I'll break it down and explain how I hung it up... what I plan to do with it, etc...


Ten frames are SO important.... for SO many reasons!!  I decided to include this to help us count our days of school!
I plan on either using circle stickers to fill in the days or you can easily use seasonal stickers, dry erase markers to write/draw, etc...

While we won't dive too deep into place value with kindergarten, this will definitely be laying the groundwork for these little babies! 



These little baskets!  They were a 3-pack for ONE DOLLAR people!  I use these in my center buckets, I hold supplies, and so much more {and they come in multiple colors - lime green, pink, and this blue!}
The big question I have been getting.... "How did you attach them to the board?"

One of my favorite inventions..... VELCRO!

These will hold my calendar cards {which we will add together each day, weather cards, days of the week, dry erase markers.... and whatever else you want!}


Yesterday Was, Today Is, and Tomorrow Will Be.....

I have little circles with the days of the week that I have magnetic tape on the back of that we will use to hang them up!  {These will also be kept in the little attached buckets!}

This is where we will write the date {remember... it's held on with magnetic tape so I can easily take it on and off the board to allow students to be involved!}

After we fill in our ten frames, we will also write in our place value chart (again.... dry erase markers are your friend!}

The weather chart.... I have also created little weather cards that will be held on by Velcro as we switch out the weather each day!


Now for the big FREEBIE!!!!

You can have EVERYTHING in this picture {except the buckets and the black calendar.... which I purchased at a teacher store!}..... but everything else can be yours for FREE!!!

The "CALENDAR" circles, the ten frames, the weather, posters, place value, etc..... ALL FOR YOU!!! :)

All you have to do is hop on over the my Facebook page and grab the "Fan Freebie"!!!!


I hope you enjoy it and can hopefully use some of them!!


I'll be back with some more classroom ideas, decor, and MORE..... soon!

103 comments

  1. This is fantastic! I already have it printed off and am now laminating. Thank you!

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  2. This is awesome!! But I don't have Facebook! :( is there any other way to grab it?

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    1. Email me at wildaboutfirsties(at)gmail.com :)

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    2. can you send it to me as well? mcooper@mysterynet.mb.ca ...........thank you!!!

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    3. Can you email it to me too? clucas@tcsk12.com

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    4. Can you email to me, also? kpolk@simpsonacademy.net

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    5. I am unable to get fb. Would you please email me also? alfletcherizzy@gmail.com. Thank you very much. I can't wait to set it up!

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    6. I am unable to get fb. Would you please email me also? alfletcherizzy@gmail.com. Thank you very much. I can't wait to set it up!

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    7. I love your caledndar set! I cannot not access it through facebook. When I click on the fan freebie page, the page will not come up. If possible could you email it to me taihortonatgmail.com. Thanks

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    8. I cannot access Facebook as well. Could you please email it to me also please. lmarshall1129@gmail.com

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  3. Awesome, just got it, thank you!!! :)

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  4. This looks SUPER cute! I emailed you about getting a copy too! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome stuff! :)

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  5. I also have to tell you it's my birthday today so this was like a super awesome birthday present!

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  6. can you email me this calendar set up as well - cannot figure out how to get it after seeing your FB page... amyzander99@gmail.com - thanks!

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    1. I also cannot figure out how to get this calendar set off of your fb page. Could you send it to me? Thanks!
      Jbennett@blairoaks.k12.mo.us

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    2. I also cannot figure out how to get this calendar set off of your fb page. Could you send it to me? Thanks!
      Jbennett@blairoaks.k12.mo.us

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  7. Thank you so much for an amazing freebie!

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  8. You are so generous!!!Thank you, it's very cute!!!

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  9. Amazing, very cute my email is elimarie@live.com
    Thanks!!

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  10. You saved me so much time! Thank you. I am redoing my math board and was going to add the 10frames as well as updating many of the headers. This is great. Now if only I had a magnetic board. Can you take care of that too?? :) Thanks again.-Pauline

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  11. This is an absolutely wonderful gift! We are using an Eric Carle theme this year and the colors and font style is perfect. I love everything about this calendar, especially the ten frame development. Thank you.

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  12. I cannot figure out how to download this freebie. Can you please email it to me? bachis110@yahoo.com Thank You!!!

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  13. This is an awesome freebie! Thank you so much.

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  14. Can you email it to me also please? T Y S M

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  15. Your calendar looks awesome! Hope you have great start to the new year!

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  16. Thank you so much. How absolutely generous!

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  17. Ohhh my!!!! This looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Lovely! Can't wait to use this...but I need it sent email as well! susancarr@usd379.org
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  19. Hi there! I was wondering with the page ' Today Is' (month, day, year) that is in written form if you would be able to also include one that is in numerical form with the dashes?

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  20. Is it possible for you to email me this too pretty please? kaitlinbettenay@yahoo.com.au
    About to go back to school in Australia!

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  21. I love your calendar set up and would love to use it in my classroom. Could I please have a copy. Can't figure out how to download it. Thank you so much.

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  22. I would love to use this in my classroom! I "liked" your FB page and tried to download it from there. I couldn't find it. :( I also follow your TPT store and couldn't find it there either. If you are still sharing this, I would love a copy! My email address is kindergartencarmen@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  23. I also couldn't find it on your facebook "Freebies." Could you email it to me too....I really like the days in school ten frames. My email is valeriemclaughlin39@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  24. I love this!! I absolutely love the 180 days of school broken up in ten frames! Would you mind sending this to me as well? kim_waugh@catawbaschools.net
    Thank you!! :)

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  25. I must have missed this because I don't see it as a freebie on your Facebook! Could you email it to me? Ashley.welborn@lpsb.org? Thank you so much!

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  26. Could you send me the ten frames for the calendar routine? thanks tgaudette@tauntonschools.org

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  27. Thank you for this awesome calendar freebie! Could you email it to me also since I am not finding it in the freebies or on your TPT store. sarapawlick@gmail.com Thank you!!

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  28. Thank you so much for the freebie! I love love love it!!!!
    Diane

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    1. Hey, could you forward me the freebie. My email is below... wgilstrap13@gmail.com...
      I still haven't found where to download this calendar.

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  29. could you please send it to me as well
    wgilstrap13@gmail.com

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  30. I also couldn't find it on faceboom...can you email it to me too! It's super cute!
    eczop@isd109.org
    Thanks

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  31. I also couldn't find it on faceboom...can you email it to me too! It's super cute!
    eczop@isd109.org
    Thanks

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  32. Looking for the calendar stuff as well. Could not find it on teachers pay teacher either. Could you email it: tamimausolf@gmail.com

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  33. Seriously amazing! Yay! Thank you so much!!!!

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  34. I was just on your fb page but couldn't find fan freebies??

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  35. I was just on your fb page but couldn't find fan freebies??

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  36. I was just on your fb page but couldn't find fan freebies??

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  37. Can you please send this calendar pack to me? Thanks so much. rahna@verona.k12.wi.us

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  39. Hi i am loving this calendar pack! Can you email t to me? I don't do Facebook. Elizlucido!@gmail.com

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  40. It should say elizlucido1@gmail.com

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  41. Can you please email me this freebie. I don't have Facebook. Ltran@fhps.net
    Thank you so much

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  42. can you please email me this...I had it saved (or so I thought) and now I can't access it. asnider@fisdk12.net

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  43. can you please email me this...I had it saved (or so I thought) and now I can't access it. asnider@fisdk12.net

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  44. I just discovered your blogspot and the calendar pack. I have not been able to locate the download. Would you be so kind as to email it to me please? I have been teaching kindergarten 30+ years and looking for new ways to beef up calendar time! Thanks
    Mpenn1010@gmail.com

    Mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  45. I would absolutely love a copy too please!! Jsu3951m@gmail.com thanks!!

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  46. Wow I just found this on pinterest and I love it. I would love to be able to use it if it is still available. If you could possibly send it to Michelle.Sampson@ocps.net, that would be amazing! Thank you so much! I cant wait to read more from you!

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  47. I just found this on pinterest and is so much better than the bundles. If you still have this problem could point me in the right direction I would appreciate that.
    lauren.coomes@owensborocatholic.org

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  48. I just found this on pinterest and is so much better than the bundles. If you still have this problem could point me in the right direction I would appreciate that.
    lauren.coomes@owensborocatholic.org

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  49. I could not find this on your Facebook page and would love to incorporate it into my calendar. Could I please get a copy at horner_k@milfordschools.org? Thank you!

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  50. I could not find this on your Facebook page and would love to incorporate it into my calendar. Could I please get a copy at horner_k@milfordschools.org? Thank you!

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  51. I'm in love with your calendar system! Would you mind emailing it to me? eadsj2@gcsnc.com
    Thanks so much!

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  52. Would you please email it to me too? elemhse@cutbankschools.net
    Thank you! I can't wait to laminate it and start my new school year!! Thanks!

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  53. Hi! I just came across your blog and I LOVE this calendar freebie! I tried to open up the fan freebies on your facebook page, but it kept saying connection was reset. If it is still available, I would love to have it! My email is jpeters@tiftschools.com. Thanks so much!!

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  54. Hi! I just came across your blog and love the calendar freebies! Is it still available? If so can you email it to me? Kambrosio@comcast.net. Thank you!

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  55. Hi! I just came across your blog and love the calendar freebies! Is it still available? If so can you email it to me? Kambrosio@comcast.net. Thank you!

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  56. Me too please!! rabattino4@gmail.com. THANKS

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  57. I'm guessing your sick of emailing it, but would you mind one more? Skobb@sbcsc.k12.in.us thanks!!!

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  58. I'm guessing your sick of emailing it, but would you mind one more? Skobb@sbcsc.k12.in.us thanks!!!

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  59. Hi there, I love the freebies you posted here, I don't Facebook, is there another way of getting them?

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  60. I just read the other comments. Could you please email me the calendar files? Ilisan1975@gmail.com

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  61. Hi! Is there a download option for this on your page? If it has to be emailed could you email to ps34@evansville.edu? Thanks!

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  62. I love this but can't find it on your Facebook page. Like some of the others have posted before me, can you email it to me? tharvey@olneyisd.net

    Thank you!! Tami

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  63. Hello! I, like everyone else, absolutely LOVE your calendar set and would love to have it for my Kindergarten room! I'm unable to find it, so if you happen to be sending it out, I'd be so grateful if you could also email it to me! Thank you!! andreakberes@gmail.com

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  64. I would love you use your calendar "Freebies" for my first grade classroom!! Would you please email it to me!! Thank you SO much!! :) kalynfranks@gmail.com

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  65. These are adorable! Like everyone else, I am unable to find it on your fb page. Sorry! Would you be able to email it to runde13@yahoo.com. I would greatly appreciate it! It would look so much better than what I have now:o) Thank you!

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  66. This is awesome. Could you email this to me? priscillaatavera@gmail.com

    thank you

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  67. Would you please email this to me. I can not find it on your Facebook page.
    erinnramsey@gmail.com.

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    1. Me as well please! Maggiemayburdick@gmail.com

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  68. Hi! I'm so sorry to be yet another person asking you to email this. Could you possibly email it to me at mapascarelli@gmail.com. I teach 1st and 2nd grade special education and this is perfect!! Thanks so much!

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  69. I love the calendar setup you have but don't have a facebook :( I can't wait to use this with my Kinders! Can you email it to me? valeriesiulua@vistausd.org
    Thanks so much!

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  70. Would you please email this to me? I would love to start this in my 1st grade room and love the colors!! djhammons@comcast.net

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  71. I would love to use this set in my classroom! Would you email it to me please?! It is so adorable! Meghanlane17@gmail.com

    Thank you!!

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  72. I love your calendar setup. I tried to find it on your Facebook page but didn't see it. Could you please email it to me at alt1829@yahoo.com. Thank you and happy summer!

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  73. I love this, but I couldn't find it either. Is there any chance you could send it to me as well? LedetAnna@gmail.com

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  74. Im a first yrar tracher and I love this!! Are you still able to email this out? Sksiebert12@yahoo.com if you are! I feel bad asking. Thank you so much!

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  75. Question: If you laminate the tens frames and use stickers, do you have a problem removing them? I used black dotes on my old one and couldn't get them off.

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    1. I love your today, tomorrow and yesterday. Could you make one that says: Today we have
      I would like to use it for Specials we have each day and would like it to match your other ones.
      Thanks so much!

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  76. is this still available? would love to have this for the school year!!

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  77. If this is still available I would love a copy...it looks amazing but I can't seem to be able to download it. samy_gagnon@hotmail.com

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  78. Love this calendar set! Would you email it to me as well? jmcastleman@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  79. LOVELY! Could you email me as well? nicoliexo@aol.com Really appreciate it!!

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  80. would you email me the calendar set as well? I just love it heather.mcclure@dcsms.org

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    1. I am a first year teacher, Yay!! I would love to have this calendar for my first grade classroom, but I can's find the "fan freebie" button to download. Can you help me?

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  81. ahhh... just another annoying teacher wanting your calendar set! Please let me know how I can get it. I also looked on TPT to buy it (and would be willing to pay for it!) but can only find the "burlap" version. Thank you so much!! My email is wverinflint@gmail.com

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  82. Anyone looking to download this freebie, copy and paste this link into your browser:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VxoRRAmuUaUGcyRWxnRnFlQ1k/view?usp=sharing

    I found this direct link on another page by Wild About Firsties! because I was also looking for this freebie calendar :)

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  83. Love the calendar and would be willing to pay. Please email it to me if that's what you do. Thank you.

    Email:kthomas@kis.or.kr

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    1. If you look at the visitor comments on your facebook, someone linked it!

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    2. I'm sorry- on HER facebook! :) That is how I found it yesterday!

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  84. Hi! Your calendar is so cute!! Is there anyway you could email it to me. I love it! Thanks so much! jenscott523@gmail.com

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  85. I tried going over to your facebook page to get this, and when I found the post, it took me back here. I would really appreciate it if you could email this bundle to me! I've been looking for something like this for a while! Thanks! My email is: jbredlow@bryantschools.org

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    1. Could you please also email this to me as well. I can't find it now on your fb page. I love it! Thank you

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