When our family moved last year, I was heartbroken to have to pack up our school room – for several reasons. I had worked so hard to get it all set up just a short time before (we had only lived there 6 months before we learned we had to move for my husband’s job), and I wouldn’t have all of our books and supplies readily available. I also had to take down all of the posters, cork boards, and white boards and figure out a way to make all of this portable or just do without it until we were in our new home (which didn’t end up being for another 2 years after we learned of our move).
There were just some things I didn’t want to give up. I liked having my bulletin board with our calendar on it. I had slacked in this area with my two oldest boys (my husband still quizzes them often on the months of the year), and I didn’t want to let this slide with my younger ones. So I decided to make a calendar board that was portable – one we could move with us, as we were going to have to live in temporary housing for a bit, and one that I could easily put away when we had a house showing.
In this post I’m just sharing the printables with you, and in the next couple weeks, I’ll explain how I put it all together. You can simply use these printables on a cork board, a large poster board, make your own portable board, or how ever else you can dream up.
The printables include all the months of the year, days of the week, numbers 1-31, major holidays and several birthday cards, and today, tomorrow, and yesterday tabs.
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Elisabeth Kachline says
I appreciate and enjoy all your work, effort, and enthusiasm in teaching and helping teachers in obtaining such valuable assets to the classroom.
Thank you for creating & sharing these free printables so we all don’t have to reinvent the wheel! Can you share what type of paper you used for the blue tri-fold backdrop of your calendar? Is it posterboard? Cardboard? I noticed in your blog post your calendar was on a wall, but this one looks more portable. Do you have two set up?
Here is a post I wrote on the portable calendar board.
Thank you for creating & sharing these free printables. This is a great idea.
Kim Joseph says
This is an great idea. I will be using this calendar for my kindergarten and first grade class. I feel like this is an upgrade to the normal calendar we have been using each year. Thanks for sharing
Kim Joseph says
Love this product. It will be used in my kindergarten and first grade classroom. It will be an upgrade to what we have been using in past years.
I am a volunteer getting the four year old children ready for kindergarten. A portable calendar board is perfect as a don’t have a great deal of space. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome idea!
You are welcome!
Tina Hulett says
Is there another file for the What season is it and What’s the weather like today? Along with clouds, sun etc.
Hi Tina –
I got the weather printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler. You can find them here – https://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/weather-printables
This is an awesome resource!! Thank you for providing it 🙂
Ali Tucker says
Thank you x 1000! I am setting up my first board for my first homeschooler and am so excited! Where did you find the skip counting, bible verses, seasons, and weather printables? We are in CC cycle 1 right now so the skip counting one is going to be super helpful!
Ali – you can see how I put it all together and where I got everything else here – https://www.myjoyfilledlife.com/diy-portable-calendar-board/