This is a very comprehensive, but uncluttered calendar. There are plenty of nice calendars out there to purchase, but this is so much more flexible and personalized, not to mention cheaper! Counting Coconuts: Our Classroom Calendar & Circle Time
To go with "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Welcome to Your New Room" book we made--I got this idea from another teacher. The kids love it. We talked about our names starting with the letter and it's called Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Look who's in our room.
Cute idea for birthday bulletin board. Pop a little gift in the bag and your birthday treats are done as well! I would use the smaller gift bags from Target and put a birthday pencil in there or something!