Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Calendar Cards and a Review

How on earth is it December?  November was so crazy with Hurricane Sandy, report card assessments and parent conferences that it was such a blur!  Things are not likely to slow down in December, either, are they? Those visions of sugarplums are bound to pop up and make us all a little cray-cray.  Only 15 school days until Winter Break!

I got a Christmas present a little early this year when a big box arrived in my classroom. A few weeks ago, Kayla from asked if I would provide some honest feedback on the site in exchange for a store credit. Shopping on someone else's dime - how could I resist?

The website was super easy to navigate and I especially liked how you can sort by grade level. After I filtered for kindergarten, I was like a kid in a candy store trying to choose from all kinds of goodies. The prices were super reasonable and I ended up with more items than I thought I would. Take a look at what I picked:
1 Wipe-Off Chart Handwriting Paper
2 Roll & Learn Pocket Cubes (I've wanted these forever!)
3 Plastic Game Spinners (LOVE!)
4 Chart Rings (so I can hang two things on the same chart stand)
5 Homework Helper Alphabet Gr Pk-1

Checkout was easy and quick and followup emails let me know when my order was processed and when it shipped. Within days I had my goodies! The nice people at MPM are offering 10% off for the first 10 customers who use this link.  Happy Shopping!

If you've been using my calendar cards, here's the set for December. They use an ABB pattern and there are cards for the major holidays.

I'm also sharing a little number writing calendar activity I do each month with the kids. There are three different number writing sheets so you can choose the one(s) that work best for your kiddos. I have them glue the calendar picture onto the top half of a 12x18 piece of construction paper and then glue the calendar underneath. It's great for them to take home to hang on the fridge. Enjoy!

Comments make me smile,


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your calendar pieces! I have had the same old ones for 10 years, and it's time for a change! I love that I can teach patterning (with out actually teaching it), since it isn't in common core, and I look forward to these each month! They are making my calendar fun AND pretty!

  2. Hi Donna!

    We're thrilled to hear that you had a positive shopping experience with MPM School Supplies! I know you've had a lot on your plate recently and, while shopping is fun, realize that it still adds to the (already full) to do list! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to check out our teacher store and share your thoughts. Customer feedback is invaluable and we appreciate your honest review!

    It looks like you found some great products to use in your classroom! We hope you and your family have a lovely holiday season & happy learning!


  3. The calendar practice is great, thank you!

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