I determined after that experience that we needed to separate the weeks to demonstrate which order the squares/days go in.
Here is our December calendar:
We made it on construction paper like last time, but this time I cut out the weeks & we glued them onto a 12x12 piece of cardstock, leaving a bit of space between each week.
It was a lot easier to explain the days of the week to Talia this way. She can recognize the first letter of each of the days of the week, and can usually tell me what day of the week any particular day/square is when I point to it. Progress! :)
(You may notice we have yet to mark things with stickers on this calendar- we'll get there ;)