Every schoolroom needs to have a calendar! I wanted something that was easily changed, fun, and still decorative. Everything at the school supply store is very bright and colorful and they are fun, but just not what I was looking for. So, not one to take the easy route, I decided to make one!
I started by making a calendar grid on the wall using black grossgrain ribbon. I simply stapled it to the wall, measuring it out as we stapled. I do have to say that it is much easier to do this with two people! Thank you Shana for helping!! Although, we did do it pretty late at night and it had been a stressful day, so some of our lines are not exactly perpendicular or parallel. ( I had to use those words because that is what Cameron was learing about in math today! When you homeschool, sometimes you have to learn along with your kids - - - right now, at the ages they are at, I am mostly doing "re-learning" but as they get older, I think I am going to be doing a lot of midnight cramming to stay smarter than them!!)
Next, I needed some numbers. I wanted something that I could easily move around each month and I really didn't want to spend a lot of time making them. So here is what I came up with.
I took 31 tags and cut them down to 3 1/2" tags. Large enough to fit perfectly into my little grid. I used scrapbooking stickers to put the numbers on. I could only find one package of the number stickers, so I had to fudge on some of them and they have a combination of small and large size numbers, but I think it works. I had these teeny tiny clothes pins in my stash and they work out perfectly to hold the numbers to the grid and still be able to move them around!
Tomorrow is the last day of the school room re-do so come back to see the last of the projects and the final product!!