It’s time for an update – so here’s our new 2017-2018 monthly calendar for kids! The first one was created in 2015 and was very popular so since then we’ve made sure to keep current for the calendar years of both the northern and southern hemispheres.
There’s a link below to an editable version, too, if you’d like that versatility.
2 calendar formats 4 calendar formats
- Monday to Sunday (plus a plain version)
- Sunday to Saturday (plus a plain version)
Sometimes the text for special days and extra graphics make it difficult to fit your notes in, so I’ve added 2 plain calendars for you to download if you just want the simpler version.
Why 2 weekly formats?
Some teachers and parents have strong opinions on what day they like the weeks to start, so I create 2 completely separate calendars! You can download the one you prefer below.
Please keep in mind that sometimes it’s difficult to fit all the days in when, for example, day 1 is the last day of the week so day 31 gets pushed off the page. Generally I have been following the tradition of adding that last day to the beginning of the calendar month which can be a little confusing sometimes to children, so for this update I have created a couple of different options for months like this.
Different national days
Since this calendar is used all over the world it’s created to be as generic as possible. In order to be a bit more adaptable there are additional calendar pages at the end of each file for 5 countries/regions.
- United States: Memorial Day, July 4th, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa and Mother’s Day.
- Australia / New Zealand: Australia Day, Waitangi Day and Anzac Day.
- Canada: Canada Day and Thanksgiving.
- United Kingdom: St Georges Day and Guy Fawkes Day.
The first 2015 calendar included lots of international day and fun days but over time readers said they preferred the extra space to write in so most of those have been whittled out.
What can I do with these 2017-2018 monthly calendars?
Readers have found lots of different uses for these calendars. This is what they’ve said:
- During calendar time in class
- As a behaviour chart
- For remembering visits to specialists such as speech therapists and physiotherapists
- For children to mark their own attendance
- To keep track of which weeks are with mum and which weeks are with dad
- Class reminders to go up on the fridge at home
- Christmas calendar gifts to family – coloured by the kids with special dates written in!
- As a gift to a mentor teacher, with the kids colouring in the pages and writing little notes.
- To practice counting on to 30
- For Homeschool calendar learning and organisation
- As a reminder for incorporating special days into the curriculum
- For teaching ESL kids about months and days
Download your calendar here!
As soon as you click on the highlighted link below the 2017-2018 monthly calendar will be immediately sent to your downloads folder or other device equivalent. Some schools block Dropbox so if you’re having trouble, try again when you’re at home or with a different device!
- For the Monday to Sunday special days version please click HERE.
- For the Sunday to Saturday special days version please click HERE.
Would you like an editable version?
In this editable version there are 2 small editable boxes placed inside each day. One beside the number with a slightly smaller font. And one for the bottom half of the day with a slightly larger font.
Please note: The dates, graphics and any pre-written text is not able to be edited or deleted. They are fixed in place in order to be able to use the graphics legally.
Aug addition: I have added 2 editable plain calendars to this pack where the special days and extra graphics have been removed to give you more space to type.
You can check out the 2017-2018 MONTHLY CALENDAR (EDITABLE) at my TpT store. Once it’s been purchased you can re-download all future versions for free!
Let me know
What you’re using your calendar for! It’s always great to hear how they’re being used.
I wish you happy teaching and learning.