I want to have a calendar/math bulletin board in my classroom. I was wondering as 4th grade teachers what kind of calendar do you use, whats is it's purpose in your room. At first I was considering one of those calendar sets that come with the month labels and dates for each month. However I'm teaching fourth grade and believe these students are at the age where having agendas and planners would be useful. Therefore I am considering one of those large paper (like a desk calendar) and hanging it. That way I can write on in in pen/pencil/marker, whatever and the kids can see the date but also important school and class info. I figured the paper calendar is better then a white erase one where the information could easily be messed up. From what i know (speaking with another 4th grade teacher at my school) my classroom only has 4 bulletin boards (i figured math, reading, science, social studies). So the math and calendar can be put together and I can post information for the current math unit around the calendar. However once I see the room I may find out that I can "create" another bulletin board area for the calendar or math. Also I have heard about using the calendar for teaching math, how is this done? I've never had any experience with this.