Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Calendar Project

Daniel's known the days of the week for a while. He can say his months. He's always asking if today is a school day or if he can stay home with me. So I thought it was high time to invest in a calendar!

After getting some great advice from Facebook friends, I settled on a homemade calendar. Well, the advice and the fact that neither of two stores on my way home from work had blank desk calendars available.

So I drew the grid, added in the month (May), the days of the week and all of the numbers. I gave Daniel a little bin filled with scrapbooking extras and he proceeded to decorate the edges, then he put the stars on the days he goes to "pre pre-school". We hung it up and voila...

One beautiful calendar! Hopefully this will help him determine the days of the week and the months as well as work on his numbers.

6 comments:

Jill said...

Beautiful!! Now you need to get a bingo marker and he can stamp each day as they go by!

Craig and Phyllis said...

I love that idea! Our boys still struggle with days and months. I think being in the orphanage so long, they just never grasped the concept of time. I have one up in the new kitchen, but I like your idea of letting them "decorate" one. Great idea. And I love Daniel's picture at the top of the blog. He looks like he is growing up so fast!

Mama Fish said...

I love it Rachel! It looks great, he did a good job decorating it! Small Fry would have put those stickers all over the place. lol!

Teresa & Kevin said...

Very cute idea!!- I may make one for myself!
It looks like you guys had a great time making it! He looks so grown-up in those pictures - so cute!!

Gloria said...

Awesome! It looks great!! Also a great idea that I may just have to steal! Hope thats okay!

Leslie said...

What a wonderful idea!! He is so precious Rachel, I have caught up on so much reading tonight. :)