Using Calendars to decorate the classroom

It’s after the holidays and those 12 month calendars are on clearance. How can you use these to make your classroom look a bit more classier? Simple. Follow our steps and turn your classroom into a lovely art gallery.

1. Check your local stores for calendars on clearance. Look for any that feature Hispanic artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, or Gaudí; sites of interests or travel, such as Spain, Machu Picchu, or Teotihuacan; cultural interests such as soccer, or any other calendars that you find that fit the theme of your classroom.
Cut in half to separate the picture from the calendar. You now have 12 pictures to use.
2. Order 12 x 12 frames. Sometimes called “(Record) Album Frames” or “Scrapbooking frames”. There are not very easy to find in most stores, so I recommend searching the web. I bought a pack of 3 from You can also try Amazon or other sites.
3. Buy some 3M Command. You can buy them in packs of 3 or 6 and they work great hanging up items in your classroom such as clocks and flags. They stick to most surfaces and come off clean!
4. Hang up your newly framed pictures and see how nicer your classroom looks!


About spanishplans

Spanish Teacher in Chicago. Have studied or traveled to Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Uruguay. Have taught level 1 at middle and high school levels. Degree in Spanish and Master's in Teaching and Leadership. Blogger
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3 Responses to Using Calendars to decorate the classroom

  1. Laura says:

    I have no blinds in my room, so I got all of my Virgen de Guadalupe calendars cut up and laminated and taped them up across the windows.

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