As you may know, I went on a wonderful vacation this summer! It was absolutely amazing, but arriving back a week and a half before school started left me with picked-over school supply sections! Which led me to my calendar dilemma… all the cute ones at Target were taken!
When I was browsing around an office supply store I came across this beautiful calendar:
The only problem was that it was a weekly calendar. So I passed it up. But I couldn’t stop thinking about how perfect the colors were, and so when I stumbled on it again at Target, I had to pick it up!
I figured that it wouldn’t be too hard to transform it into a monthly calendar, so that’s what I did!
First, I took scissors and cut off the sticky notes on the side. (They were attached to the cardboard on the back, so it wasn’t too card to cut them off!)
Next, I wrote in the month at the top in the empty space.
Then I wrote in the numbers for the days at the top of each box.
The only problem with it being a weekly calendar is that there are only 4 rows, but I figured I could just put a diagonal line through the boxes where I needed to double-up on the dates! The boxes are pretty big and I usually don’t write too much on this calendar (just important school dates), so I still have plenty of space to write!
And now I have a beautiful, colorful monthly calendar! Usually I hang up my calendar on the bulletin board next to my desk, but since this one is a little bigger (and heavier) I just keep it on the counter behind my desk! And as an extra bonus there are enough pages to have my calendar last for 2 years!
And there is extra space on the left hand side of each week for any extra notes I want to write for that week!
Also, if you missed my post from a couple weeks ago, I am absolutely loving the color-coded labels I made for the fiction section of my classroom library to keep the books in alphabetical order! They have worked wonderfully the first 2 weeks of school and have made my life (and the job of my classroom librarians) so much easier! You can see that post here!