I wanted to include days, months and seasons as well. So I repainted the board (the old tray) like 6 times as the paint didn't want to cover the black letters I'd written on it earlier. More or less I managed with the painting and on the top, I wrote DAY, MONTH and SEASON. I also made laminated cards. The days are hand-written both in English and in Hungarian, the months are printed but I decorated every month according to what's typical in that month. I found 4 pictures depicting the four seasons. I printed some more varied weather pictures you can find on the link. In this way, the many sources and styles make it more eclectic and more eye-caching than one kind of template (although you can find several of them online - see links later). Of course, I laminated them all and also added sticky magnets on the back.
The weather display is in the middle and at the bottom of the board you can find the feelings.
On the side of our book case next to the weather board, I printed a monthly calendar where every day we can leave a dot with our much loved dot markers.
As you can see our day turned bad (have a look at the feelings section -silly and sad... it was true for both of us... so sorry for the poor quality of the photos.
|started as a fun day|
|making a mark|
I don't think I'll change this calendar and weather station in the near future but here I collected some links of how others do it. There are some real professional ones among them:
Our classroom calendar - from Counting Coconuts
Alas, we do not have such a great wall to use.
Our calendar routine - from My Montessori Journey
Free printable weather chart for preschoolers - by Paint On The Ceiling
I really liked this one, but unfortunately the whole thing is on an A/4 sheet which would be too small for us. The design is beautiful.
Weather chart - by Rowdy in Room 300
Easy to use, colourful but it's only weather
My weather station - by boys GERMS
It's a showpieces, I love it! Though not for my little one. She would destroy it within seconds.
Homeschool Room Organisation (Calendar and weather station) - by The Princess and the Tot
The links above contain quite a lot of free printable materials.
Our calendar and weather display is rather modest compared to the others I linked in but it serves great fun and supports our bilingual learning process.