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Curriculum
Calendar of Events
Grade: 5-8
Subject(s): Writing
Required products: Tool Factory Spreadsheet
Materials
  • Tool Factory Spreadsheet
    Overview
    Students use Tool Factory Spreadsheet to create calendar of upcoming events in their school and town for the school newspaper. If possible, use digital photos to enhance the calendar.
    Instructions
    1) Open Tool Factory Worksheet and click on " Use a Spreadsheet"
    2) Select and open "Calendar Example: October". This is an example of one month of a yearly calendar. Notice that this example has 9 columns and 13 rows, and that each day is given two rows in order to create more room for entering text.
    3) Go back to the main menu and choose "New Spreadsheet."
    4) In the box that appears, enter a title for your spreadsheet, the name of the creator, and the number of columns and rows needed. We recommend 13 rows and 9 columns. However, if you decide later that you need more or less of either, use the icons of the screen to add or delete them.
    5) Boxes may be formatted (as in the example) by highlighting two cells at a time, clicking on the border icon, and adding a border.
    6) Add numbers for the days of the week, type in the name of the month, and add graphics from the clip art bank or from your hard drive.
    7) Remind students to save their work. When all 12 months have been completed, print out the calendar.
    Printable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Calendar Example: October
    Downloadable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Calendar Example: October
    Correlation
    Choose your standard:
    McREL Writing Standard 4, Level 2, #7: The student uses strategies to gather and record information for research topics (e.g., uses notes, maps, charts, graphs, tables, and other graphic organizers; paraphrases and summarizes information; gathers direct quotes, provides narrative descriptions)