In the Teaching with Calendar Time training you will learn about the primary goals of calendar during the preschool years, key content to focus on during calendar time, tips for setting up your calendar area and a suggested lesson plan to use for home preschool.
As VIP members of the Home Preschool 101 community you are able to access the Teaching with Calendar Time training in two formats.
Option 1: The outline on this page includes links to each lesson and all of the printables that go along with the guide. You may read them online in order or pick and choose the sections that answer your most pressing questions right now.
Option 2: Download the complete training set in a PDF zip file. All of the lessons and printables are avialable in this file as printable documents that you can review offline as needed.
If at any point you have questions about this training, please ask us in the Special Trainings Forum Topic for the training. You’ll also be able to see questions asked by others and share feedback with one another.
(This is a zip file. To download it, right click and select “save link as.”)
Individual Calendar Kit Printables
- Weather Kit
- Weather poem (color and black-and-white)
- Weather graphs (color and black-and-white)
- Weather book covers (color and black-and-white)
- Season and month cards (seasonal)
- Month cards (non-seasonal)
- Days of the week cards
- Today, tomorrow, yesterday cards
- Holiday and special day calendar cards
- Calendar numbers
- Completed lesson plan sequence
- Blank editable lesson plan sequence
Click the links below to read more about each individual topic.
Songs are a wonderful way to playfully introduce preschoolers to concepts discussed during calendar time. You may either use favorites on YouTube, create a song chart with a favorite song, or even make up your own songs. Below are links to some of our favorite calendar time songs to help get you started.
Months of the Year
Days of the Week
How’s the Weather? (Super Simple Songs)
Check Out the Weather (Harry Kindergarten Music)
The Four Seasons (ABCMouse.com)
4 Seasons in a Year (Harry Kindergarten Music)