I found a great site, Mama Jenn, that had a great calendar for morning meetings. I decided to recreate one for my classroom and change a few things for my needs. (click on the Mama Jenn link for original calendar).
I decided to keep the day, month and year (like Mama Jenn)- however I decided for the date to have proper dates instead of numbers. In Australia, our date goes day/month/year, so I also decided to put them in that order on my board.
I downloaded a 2012 calendar from http://calendars.vertex42.com/pdfs/blank-2012-calendar-portrait-ink-saver.pdf
I got these cute season and weather cards from Mrs Pancake
I decided to add on a question of the week to get my students thinking, wondering and using their imaginations. I have about 45 questions and each Monday I will ask one and the students can discuss their answer with a partner. Each day during the week for a few minutes we can discuss this question, add further questions to the topic and even extend it to a writing session.
I typed these questions up and printed them. To get all questions click on the following link
Like Mama Jenn, I decided to keep how many days have we been at school because I think that is a great idea to help students practice their place value on a daily basis.
Thats about it, again- not my original idea, but adapted it to my needs.