Calendar Day!

May Calendar Numbers

It’s that time of the month to make your new May calendar. Attached is a blank calendar to fill in, and a calendar with the numbers on to copy. You can use pencil, colored pencil, markers – whatever works!

May Calendar Picture

Before starting our calendar picture, we are going to listen to this book Beautiful OOPS! By Barney Saltzberg.

This book is a wonderful book that shares the story of “When you think you have made a mistake, think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful” Often children (and adults) worry when they think they’ve made a mistake, or they want something to look ‘perfect.’ This book encourages children to feel that even though you ‘think’ you have made a mistake, you can turn it into something else.

So for our calendar pictures today we are asking a parent/sibling for your help.

– Please choose a piece of paper (about the same size as the calendar numbers paper.) 

– On that piece of paper, if you can, do one thing to the piece of paper. It could be a splodge of paint, a small dot, a bend in the paper, a drawn line on the paper, a cut on the paper (no longer than 3”, and the cut can be zigzag, straight etc)

– Now Orange Room children, you can now make a picture using the cut, splodge or line etc. This can be used for your calendar picture. You can use markers, pencils, colored pencils, crayons etc.

Here is an example of something in the book. A rip in the paper can be turned into the alligator’s mouth!

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