Monday, January 2, 2012

Morning Routine Picture Schedule for kids

Mornings can be tough around here, real tough,
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:

"A schedule defends from chaos and whim.
It is a net for catching days.
It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand
and labor with both hands at sections of time."
(Annie Dillard)

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