so I decided to make a picture schedule to help us get out the door with less stress.
My sons' preschool teachers used schedules with cute cartoon pictures that were attached to velcro boards. When I taught high school I posted a schedule because I think students respond much better with a visual cue.
Using Publisher, I inserted pictures of my kids going about our morning routine. I used pictures so my two youngest kids, who don't read, could participate too.
I laminated them so the kids could check it off as they go. We hang these clipboards on a hook in their room overnight so they see them in the morning...a friendly, colorful reminder to rise and shine! My kids carry them down to breakfast and have a hook to hang them on when they head out the door.
I got so excited about these that I made three more for our after-school, dinner, and bedtime routines. Click below for the other three schedules: