Calendar Math

Calendar Math, Math

Calendar Math Options @ www.jmeacham.com

THIS post was last updated on:  7.7.17


WHY Teach Calendar Math?

Calendar time is a great way to incorporate a daily review of math skills learned throughout the year.  On this page you’ll find three resources:

  1. Calendar Math Wall Information
  2. Calendar SMARTBoard Files Information
  3. Calendar Binder File Information

In our classroom we utilize the Calendar Smartboard, but I have used all three resources at one point in time.  Read on for more details and for the downloads!

I’d like to share a couple of calendar math resources that I have either found or created that support the use of calendar math within the school day.  First up?  I’ve completely updated my calendar routine to align with the common core state standards.

Calendar Math Options @ www.jmeacham.com

download-icon View Standards Alignment for Calendar Math

The second resource is an article from Teaching Children Mathematics (2006) about how calendar math, if incorporated well, can improve students’ math reasoning and ability.


Calendar SMARTboard

The calendar SMARTboard files incorporate similar aspects of the traditional calendar wall.

Skills reviewed include:

  • graphing
  • place value
  • addition and subtraction
  • fact families
  • money
  • time
  • odd/even
  • patterns
  • comparing

calendar wall binder smartboard all pics image

When you open a SMARTboard file, feel free to edit the file to fit your students’ needs.  The files are rather large, and are stored in two locations:

download-icon SMARTboard Calendar Files [DROPBOX]

download-icon SMARTboard Calendar Files [GOOGLE DRIVE]

If you are unable to download from Dropbox and/or Google Drive, try signing out of your school’s Google account.  Or try from home.  Some schools block Dropbox and/or Google Drive. Unfortunately I am unable to email the files as they are very large.


Calendar Binders

Want to involve students as a class while the calendar helper completes the daily SMARTboard or Wall Calendar?  Try calendar binders!  Students complete the binder activities independently, or in conjunction with the Calendar Wall/SMARTboard routine.

Calendar Math Options @ www.jmeacham.com

Below you’ll find the Calendar Binder downloads.  If you are unable to download from Dropbox and/or Google Drive, try signing out of your school’s Google account.  Or try from home.  Some schools block Dropbox and/or Google Drive. Unfortunately I am unable to email the files as they are very large.

download-icon Calendar BINDER Files [DROPBOX]

download-icon Calendar BINDER Files [GOOGLE DRIVE]

For the first week or two, I model how to do the sheets.  I’ve found that it helps to pin the sheets up on a wall space, give students clip boards, have them sit in front of the display, use a pointer, and do each page as a class.  I complete it on the wall space, using marker so they can see it better.  They complete it in their binder, using pencil, so they can erase if needed.  The first week or so, do it AFTER calendar so that they already have the background knowledge of today’s date, day, year, etc.  Refer to the larger calendar as a point of reference, so that students know that when they get stuck on a calendar page, they can refer to the class calendar for help, before coming to you.


Calendar Wall

Prior to our SMARTboard Calendar, we had a wall calendar.  You can visually dissect the image below to get a better idea of what was included.

Calendar Math Options @ www.jmeacham.com

download-icon Calendar WALL Files [DROPBOX]

download-icon Calendar WALL Files [GOOGLE DRIVE]

If you are unable to download from Dropbox and/or Google Drive, try signing out of your school’s Google account.  Or try from home.  Some schools block Dropbox and/or Google Drive. Unfortunately I am unable to email the files as they are very large.

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  • JoLynn
    July 1, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Hello, Mrs. Meacham,
    I have used and enjoyed the smartboard math calendars in my classroom. I would like to use them again. When I try to download the new 2014-2015 version, a drop box appears and states that it is empty. Is there another way for me to access the 2014-2015 smartboard math calendars?
    Thank you very much!

    • admin
      July 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Hello! Try again. I moved files in Dropbox, which apparently created different links. Who knew? Thanks for letting me know! I’ve relinked the files!

  • Patty Brekkestran
    July 26, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I love the binder folders and have used these for a number of years. I cannot open and download the calendars for 2014 – 2015.
    Help, I want to get these made before school starts.
    Thanks, Patty

    • Jessica Meacham (@jessicameacham)
      July 26, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Patty – I am sorry you are having trouble! The Calendar Binder insert downloads are in a Google Driver folder. When you click the link above, several files will be visible. Select the one you need by clicking it. Then you will see a preview of the file. Click the download arrow at the top of the screen, above the preview. Then you can save/print. Hope this helps! Email if you need additional help!

      • Kimberlee
        August 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm

        I am only finding a calendar for June 2014. Are there any for September 2014-June 2015? I would love to be able to download before school starts! Thanks.

        • admin
          August 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm

          Yes! They are all in one file. Just download the file, open it, and scroll through to see the other months! =)

          • Kimberlee
            August 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm

            Yes! I see it now. Thank you! 🙂

  • Alvina Hofman
    August 1, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Hi,
    I am not able to open your calendars. I tried the dropbox and downloading them. I am not able to open the file. Please give me direction in what I should do to access your 2014-2015 school calendar. I really like the calendars that you offer. I have been using them for calendar time for many years. Thanks!
    Alvina Hofman

    • admin
      August 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      Have you tried again, Alvina? They are in a Dropbox folder. Just click the download link/icon in the post and download from there. If you need directions for how to open/download from Dropbox, I have created a help sheet – http://jessicameacham.com/?p=1812. Please let me know if you need further help. One thing to note, is that sometimes school districts do not allow Dropbox downloads on their network. Some don’t even realize it, and then change the settings on their network once a staff member approaches them about the problem.

  • Julie
    August 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Hi! I am looking for your calendar folder pages – one with the month and tally marks at the bottom and the other page had a weather graph, birthday chart and class lost teeth. I have loved using these in the past. Thanks so much!

  • Christie
    August 24, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Thank you SO much for keeping these updated even as you aren’t using them! They are a LIFESAVER! I just wanted to let you know that the June calendar in the smartboard file says that it is for June 2014. 🙂 THANK YOU again!

    • admin
      August 24, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      You are welcome! Glad to be a help. I made a June 2014, but not a June 2015 Smart Notebook calendar…I will do my best to get on the June 2015 before it arrives! =)

  • Debbie
    September 6, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Thanks for teaching an old dog some new tricks! Wonderful. Taught one year of a K/1 combination and 26 years in Kindergarten.

  • Tere Prendiville
    September 15, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Do you still have a link to Barb’s inserts? I love her monthly songs!

  • beth
    September 24, 2014 at 6:02 am

    I love your calendar math smartboard…I made a donation because that is a great deal of work…thanks for sharing…however I had trouble last month and this month getting them to download…it says the page can’t be displayed…can you help? Thanks Beth

  • Beth
    November 8, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Thank for continuing to make the calendar binder documents. I have used them for several years and appreciate the time you give to recreate something you no longer use. Thank you!!

    • admin
      November 8, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Hi, Beth! I’m happy to help!! Glad others are able to use them! =)

  • Cathi
    May 12, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I love the calendar math pages. I would love an update of the 2015-16 school year to get ready for next year. Will be watching for them. Thank you so much for posting these pages, I have used these for years! Thanks, Cathi

    • admin
      May 24, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      Coming SOON! If you want just the calendar binder pages, I have those ready. Just don’t have the SMARTboard files ready! I’ll make a blog post and announcement when both are ready. However, if you don’t need the SB files, I can email the calendar binder pages to you before I do the blog post. Just let me know!

    • admin
      July 7, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Here you go! The calendar binder inserts are done: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8VO4Zs8XzcnVjBheUtnb3R0aTQ&usp=sharing =) Just waiting to get the SMARTboard files updated and then I’ll update the blog post to reflect the new school year!

  • Nicole Perez
    June 2, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I would love the calendar file too…I’ve used for years…thank you!

  • Kendra
    June 13, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Hi Jessica,
    I have been following you for years. I love the calendar math pages. I would love an update of the 2015-16 school year to get ready for next year. I am getting my Calendar Math binders ready for the fall!! Thanking you in advance!!
    Kendra Linkletter
    PEI, Canada

  • Michelle
    June 13, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Hello Jessica!

    I just stumbled upon your site and am LOVING your ideas and resources. Thank you for sharing yourself with us. Haha… I’m a year too late and am unable to use your ideas as it’s year-end wrap up now. However, I am keen to implement some of the above resources come September. When will you have 2015-16 resources available for download (particularly the Smartboard files and Calendar Binders)? I am eager and looking forward to giving them a try! Thanks in advance! Talk soon.

  • Delores Smith
    July 29, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I have used your calendars for several years and have enjoyed using them. When I was looking at the calendars I didn’t see one for August 2015, it was 2016. Is it located somewhere else?
    Thanks for your help,
    Delores Smith

    • Jessica Meacham
      July 29, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      I just created it and added it to the Dropbox file! SO sorry…we start September 1st, and I wasn’t thinking clearly enough to remember that others needed it for an August start date! =D Best wishes to you as you star the new year!!

  • Jessica
    August 6, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Hi Jessica (great name!). Your website is amazing!!! I am a first year teachers and your FREE resources have been such a blessing.

    I wanted to use your Smartboard files so that a calendar leader could transfer their answers to the board while everyone else practiced in their folder. However I have an ActivBoard :(. I tried to import the files into ActivBoard and tried view them online using ExpressBoards and I got an error each time.

    Are the smartboards just a copy of the calendar binder pages or something different altogether?

  • Anna B
    August 19, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Mrs. Meacham,
    May I just say YOU ROCK!?!?!?!? 🙂
    This is my first year outside the classroom (still a teacher, but offering instructional support to my fellow colleagues). I have used your resources over the years. Thank you for making them FREE!!!!
    Also, I have shared them with colleagues before but recently I have had that sharing take off!!!! Folks love your materials! I’m not doing anything fancy with them, just supplying the info and modeling it. I just wanted to say thanks for sharing such an awesome engaging resource with your “fellow educators”!

    • Jessica Meacham
      August 21, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you, Anna! I really appreciate your feedback and spreading the word about my site. =)

  • Daina
    August 24, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    I used your calendars all last year and totally loved them. This year we can’t access dropbox at our school (restricted), is there any other way to access the calendar?

  • Leann
    July 6, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you so much for continuing to update your smartboard calendars! My whole first grade team uses it and we love it!! I especially appreciate that you do it early on in the summer so we can get a jumpstart to putting our touches on it for the school year. Feels great at the beginning of each month to know the calendars are ready to go, instead of having to take the time to make a new one!!

    • Jessica Meacham
      July 7, 2016 at 9:56 am

      You are very welcome, Leann! =)

  • Anita
    July 10, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Tysm for updating the traceable calendars! I use them with my kindergarten class for calendar wall. I do not have a smartboard. We are still using binders😊

    • Jessica Meacham
      July 10, 2016 at 7:52 am

      Glad to help! Smartboards are great, but I have to say that setting up my calendar wall was always fun…one of the highlights of my year!

  • michael walker
    July 11, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Hi Jessica, I’m having troubles opening the Calendar Math Smartboard files. When I download a file and it tries to open it immediately crashes. I can sometimes get the files to open by dragging the file into the white area of an empty notebook file. I can then work with a few slides but certain slides make the whole file crash. For example, I can open #1 by dragging the file into the white area of an empty notebook file. As soon as I click on slide 1 or 18 the whole file crashes. Any suggestions?

  • Allison TerLouw
    August 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I tired downloading the calendar wall documents on google drive but once the folders downloaded and I tried to click on them it said it is empty.

  • Bethany
    August 9, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Hey! Love your smartboard calendars! In the 2016-17 files there is not a calendar for August 2016…there IS however one for August 2017. Do you have the 2016 available? Hope that makes sense!

  • Jessica Meacham
    August 14, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I had updated the file in Dropbox, but not Google Drive. It’s now updated!! =)

  • Jaime
    August 15, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Wow!! Thanks so much for sharing your resources. A colleague of mine sent me this way for smartboard activities and I have found so much more!! I teach a congregated K-8 class and I have a new smartboard but need to find ways to utilize it with children who are unable to easily interact with the board due to physical limitations. I’m definitely going to try to flip my morning circle and calendar over to the smartboard.

    • Jessica Meacham
      August 21, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Hi, Jaime – Glad to be of help! Best wishes for a fantastic year!

  • Alicia
    August 22, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I am having trouble locating the 2016-2017 smartboard calendar.

  • Jewel
    September 1, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Thank you so much for sharing these with everyone every year. I’m not sure I can express how much I love your SmartBoard calendar and how appreciative that I don’t have to create it myself every year. You are amazing!

  • michelle
    September 15, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Do you still have the number chart for the smartboard that is shaded and it counts the number of days in school?
    I use your smartboard calendar things daily. Thank you so much!

    • Jessica Meacham
      October 22, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Hmmmm….I’m trying to think if you are referring to my current “days of school” on my smartboard calendar pages, or my former version. Have you looked at the current download? If it isn’t there, then I updated it….I bet I overwrote that file and don’t have the original. If my memory serves me correctly, it was a table (10×18) and the numbers were hidden behind a “shade cell” and we “uncovered” the cell each day of school. SOrry if that’s what you’re looking for and I updated it. Let me know if you need help recreating it or run into trouble. I could help!