My favorite part of the calendar is something I added this year. I used 7 library pockets, in a row, with school written on the first five, and home written on the last two(with pictures). Then everyday, we move a stick to the next pocket to show the day. We use sticky notes to label upcoming special days, like assemblies, or a birthday.
I read that this is easier for the kids to understand, especially at the beginning of the year.