(Sweeney 1943, 57; Hayes 1977, 41) Before 11 January: For his father's birthday, Calder makes , a game consisting of five painted animals—a tiger, a lion, and three bears—and a wooden board with nails divided into six pens.

Produced and directed by Hans Richter, assisted by Miriam Reaburn; cinematography by Arnold Eagle; music by Louis Applebaum. Sponsored by New World Films and Motion Picture Stages. (Calder 1966, 53–55; CF, Patterson to ASCR, 26 April 2010) Mid-June: Arriving in San Francisco, Calder takes a lumber schooner to Willapa Harbor, Washington, where he catches the bus for Aberdeen and meets his sister Peggy and her husband, Kenneth Hayes.

Directed and cinematography by Herbert Matter; produced and narrated by Burgess Meredith; music by John Cage. Of the whole trip this impressed me most of all; it left me with a lasting sensation of the solar system.

(Calder 1966, 28–29) December: For Christmas, Calder presents his parents with a dog and a duck that he trimmed from a brass sheet and bent into formation.

Corder; produced and written by David Idema; cinematography by Werner Schneider; narrated by Tom Saizan; edited by Bill Prins. Calder has a cellar for his workshop and attends Croton Public School.

(Hayes 1977, 76) Before October: Calder returns to New York and stays with his parents at 119 East Tenth Street.

Alice Prin, the Best Known Artist's Model in Europe." 23 Gravures de Arp, Calder, Chirico, Erni, Ernst, Fernandez, Giacometti, Ghika, Gonzalez, Hélion, Kandinsky, Léger, Lipchitz, Magnelli, Miró, Nicholson, Ozenfant, Picasso, Seligmann, Taeuber-Arp, Torres-Garcia, Vulliamy, Zadkine (1944). The company adopts his suggestion and sends him a note of thanks along with a case of Corn Flakes.

(Calder 1966, 39) Summer: Calder spends five weeks in the Plattsburg Civilian Military Training Camp, New York, drilling with Company H, Fifth Training Regiment.

(Calder 1966, 39; Hayes 1977, 55) September: Calder begins his studies at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, where he takes courses which include chemistry, mechanical drawing, shop practice, and surveying, among others.

(CF, Calder 1955–56, 39; Calder 1966, 57–58) Spring: With the help of Stirling's introduction, Calder seeks employment with an engineer in Canada.