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Homeschool: Calendar Wall

I went back and forth for several weeks whether to have a calendar wall in our dining room or not. In the end, I decided "why not!?" Sure thing, I went to Jo-Ann's, my go-to store for school supplies, and got several teaching posters at $1.99 each.  

Why posters?
  1. It's a constant teaching aid. The kids are able to choose to count, review the colors, or shapes several times throughout the day. Sometimes my oldest (almost 5) helps my (almost) 3 year old with the shapes and colors. They also take breaks from playing to go look at their posters. 
  2. I placed them at their eye-level. Easy for them to read, touch, point at.  
  3. I do have a younger child, age 1, who is interested in the pictures and imitates his older siblings. So far, he is doing really well at not pulling them down. So I think it'll work out well. 

We have also included a Fruits and Vegetables poster to help remind us of healthy things to eat.  During meals, the kids have asked if the foods we are eating are some of the ones in the poster.  I feel like it is encouraging the kids to try more fruits and vegetables because they are constantly reminded to eat healthy. 

Directly above the posters, we have the days of the week. Each day of the week is written in English and Spanish. We review the names, everyday, in both languages.  We also use a paper clip with a ribbon to mark which day of the week it is.  

I hung the posters using 3M's Clear Adhesive hooks  (affiliate link). 

Sunday or Monday, Which is the first day of the week?

Now, about the days of the week, I had to decide whether to have the first day of the week be Monday or Sunday. You see, in Chile the first day of the week is Monday and that's how it is in all calendars.  However, here in United States, Sunday is the first day of the week. Therefore, I decided I would keep Sunday as the first day because 1) we live in the US, 2) the calendar starts with Sunday here 3) to avoid confusion. 

Do you have a calendar wall at your home?  Or do you have one  that you can easily pull out for school time? 

Happy Teaching!

~ Fabi

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