Imagine walking into your first grade classroom and all you see are giant animal wall graphics everywhere. Seems pretty cool to me.
When presented with the idea of teaching someone something new everyday but not using the idea of a traditional calendar, I created Animal Calendars. They are illustrated zoo animal wall graphics, and function much like an advent calendar. Each animal contains one month, having spots or flaps that pull back to reveal the date and a fact about the animal. Since Animal Calendars is targeted towards school teachers, it is easy for them to integrate these learning tools into their daily schedule as a new way to reinforce the ideas behind a calendar. When the month is over, these animals can be used as decorations throughout the classroom.