Instead of the typical monthly calendar that goes up at the beginning of the month and down at the end, I've got the whole year on the wall. This idea came from Mardelle at Weeds in the Garden. You need to read her post here. It made me think about how to use the calendar in a more authentic way that matters to kids and their lives. I admit, I'm still finding my way, which is why you need to read her thoughts on how she pulls it off.
So go see Leslie and Mardelle. I'm guessing you'll find some inspiration too!