Yearly Calendar Worksheets
We all implore our students to become more mature and responsible for themselves. One of the best ways to do this is to help them understand how to better manage their time and keep track of those responsibilities. At our school all students are issued a yearly agenda. I spend a few minutes each day reviewing this with them and help them get into the habit of maintaining a calendar. Before they can be able to make sense of this, I must first make sure that they fully understand how to use it. This often has me working on these very worksheets and lessons. I start by having them interpret the schedule of someone else first. After they have a good level of understanding, we start having them track their own lives. This almost instantly increases their productivity. It also puts the accountability on them. The excuse of "I forgot!", is no longer a valid one. These worksheets and lessons help students learn to read, write, and interpret year-long calendars.
Aligned Standard: 3.MD.A.1
- A Look At 2011 Step-by-Step Lesson- We learn to interpret the calendar and answer basic questions that anyone might ask you.
- Guided Lesson - Two different calendars (2011 and 2013). We use the same one twice with different formats.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - These depend on vocabulary we learned in first grade and second grade.
- Practice Worksheet - Kids love this one. I have used it with seventh graders and they all don't get hundreds; so read carefully.
- Matching Worksheet - Find the answer to each matching question.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
I got better at making calendars as I progressed through this. See if you notice.
- Homework 1 - Which months have 31 days? How many Tuesdays are there in January?
- Homework 2 - If Labor Day occurs in September, what day will it happen this year? Which months have no Federal holidays occurring this year? Thanksgiving and Veterans Day occur in November. What day of the week do they both occur on?
- Homework 3 - What day of the week does the following holidays fall on?
It took me forever to figure out how to make some of these calendars clear and readable.
- Practice 1 - If you had a camp between the July 26 and August 5, how many total days would the camp be for?
- Practice 2 - Which month contains the most Sundays?
- Practice 3 - What is the date of the second Thursday in March?
What Are Yearly Calendars?
We are well aware of what calendars are, right? They are a systematic organization of the dates, days, months, and the events taking place, socially, religiously, or commercially. They are like huge graphic organizers of our time over the course of set period of time. Calendars help in keeping track of the month that we are in, the date and the day, every day. Monthly calendars help us organize all of activities on each day of a month. A representation of the year that expires with the represented year is known is yearly calendar. They are also referred to as annual calendars.
Whenever a New Year arrives, a new calendar is updated. The calendar has all the dates, the days, months, and all the events that will take place on their respective dates around the year. These dates help us stay updated just like they did the year before and the year previous to the one that has passed! The time period of year is based on the time it takes Earth to complete a revolution around the sun. It takes 365.24 days. As you will notice this is not a whole number value. To account for the decimal portion (0.24), every 4 years we add an extra day to the calendar. This called a leap year. On leap years we add an extra day to the month of February which normal has 28 days in it. On leap years there are 29 days in February.
The beauty of these organizers is that they mean something different and unique to all individuals. It is up to you as how to use it. Students use them to track their classes and afterschool activities. Businesspeople use them to plan the scope of their projects and daily appointments or meetings. Offices tend to them to ensure that they can stay fluid and perfectly serve their clientele.
If there is anything you get from this section, we hope it is to understand the importance of using these visuals to help you stay organized and focused on whatever goals you have. Highly effective people use them to their advantage and keep separate calendars for all their different activities. I would highly encourage you to keep multiple calendars for all your walks of life. I keep one for work, one for school, one for social purposes, and another one to track my yearly goals. The more time you set aside to track where you are and where you want to be, the more successful you will be.