while learning about locational terms, we use this little rhyme (I put a sticker on everyone's right hand to help them at first):
This is my left hand, I'll hold it up high,
(Raise left hand high.)
This is my right hand, I'll touch the sky.
(Raise right hand high.)
Left hand, right hand, roll them around.
(Roll fists over each other.)
Right hand, left hand, pound, pound, pound.
(Pound fists on each other.)
We repeat it everyday for about a week. I also show my kids the L that their left hands make (I still use that trick!)
When doing the pledge we all face the same way and our right hands are the ones that point towards the calendar. With daily repetition, this helps it to stick for most of my kids (a lot of the kids start referring to their right hand as their pledge hand.) Whatever works, I guess!
I also put up right/left hands on my calendar & whiteboards and on the student's tables by their name plates.