There’s something so fun about the daily surprises that a desktop calendar brings. And if you think adults enjoy desktop calendars, students enjoy them even more. 

Desktop calendars serve as more than just a reminder of what day it is. You can use the daily pages as morning icebreakers, incorporate them into writing prompts or add the act of updating the calendar to your responsibilities chart. 

We scoured Amazon to curate a list of our favorite desktop calendars for teachers. 

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Celebrate all the tiny, silly days with this daily desktop calendar. 

Calling all word nerds! Expand students’ vocabulary by learning new words each day like oppugn, billet-doux and mellifluous. 

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This desktop calendar is packed with interesting questions and unexpected answers. Like: Who invented the swivel chair? Thomas Jefferson. And, Who wrote Johnny Cash’s song “A Boy Named Sue”? Shel Silverstein. 

Holy moly. This desktop calendar is jam-packed with 1,000 jokes (like: What’s a frog’s favorite kind of music? Hip-hop!)! It will have my students rolling with laughs. 

Oh hiii. 👋 This desktop calendar makes me feel seen. 

History teachers will love these daily reflections on influential events, accomplishments and inventions. 

Inspire curiosity with your students through this daily desktop calendar. It is packed with interesting stats that will make you ponder. For example: Did you know your odds of finding a four-leaf clover on your first try are 1 in 10,000?

This desk calendar contains 365 daily doses of instant happiness. 

This clever desktop calendar will help you squeeze the day. 😂 

These daily puzzles make fun prompts or morning ice-breakers!  

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These daily blunders are nice little reminders that silly slips ups aren’t really that bad.

This daily desktop calendar contains daily surprises in the form of jokes, puns, silly games and more.  

Tap into your inner Alex Trebek by challenging students with daily trivia in the familiar answer-and-question format. 

While we’re on the topic of game shows, this Wheel of Fortune calendar is packed with fun and challenging word puzzles to solve each day. But sadly, it does not include the opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Jamaica. 

We love this deskside pick-me-up for its daily affirmations, games, and fun little nuggets of information, like this one below.  

Take your students on a field trip around the world with this daily desktop calendar. Each day includes stunning photos of bucket-list destinations accompanied by interesting quotes, travel advice and trivia. 

How genius is this calendar?! Each day features a different recipe with a code to scan to watch the step-by-step instruction video. You can check daily meal-planning off your list! 

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Learn daily tips, tricks and shortcuts with this daily desktop calendar. For example: To make your kitchen smell lovely in five seconds, toss an ice cube and a mint leaf in your garbage disposal and voila! 

These bite-sized daily crosswords are just enough to get your brain juices going. 

Bring on 365 days of beautifully-folded tiny art.

Start each day with a witty cartoon. 

Can you really have too many jokes? I’m pretty sure the answer is yes. That said, this joke calendar packs some of the best “dad” jokes. 

Start each day with brilliant and powerful quotes from great leaders. Here’s one we love, “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Make 2020 the year you learn a new language. Polish up your Spanish skills with this daily calendar. We also love the French and German versions! 

Get a good wrist workout and a hardy laugh tearing the pages off of this daily calendar. 😂 

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Inspire yourself and your students with lyrics, script and interesting facts inspired by the award-winning musical, Hamilton. Only good things can happen when you start the day off with the mantra, “I am not throwing away my shot!”

Lefties, unite! This daily calendar features quotes, tidbits and birthdays of – you guessed it – left-handed legends. Did you know that roster includes Sir Isaac Newton, Diane Keaton, Joan of Arc and Sting?

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