We all know how important it is to get our students in a good routine for a smooth running classroom. Students thrive when they know what to expect for their day.
Studies show that a good routine helps with behavior management issues in the classroom. It also helps your students feel more safe with the consistency that it brings.
When I was in the classroom at the start of the year, I tried to ensure that I go over the schedule and break down the entire day for my students. This included what we do when we come in for the day, what subjects we work on when, when we transition to lunch and specials, how we transition to lunch and specials, and the pickup/ going home procedures.
I found it to be beneficial to have a visual for younger students who may need extra help remembering the daily schedule and procedures.
I created this Classroom Visual Daily Schedule to help smooth out the transitions and give students the peace of mind that comes with knowing what comes next every day.
You can use these cards on a pocket chart, wall, or magnetic board to easily edit and move your schedule around. You can even allow students to take a card to the next task if they have trouble transitioning.
This resource is a digital, editable PowerPoint so you can edit it to fit your needs. You can also personalize it if desired!
Here’s everything I included
- 42 editable PowerPoint slides (*Make sure you have PowerPoint)
- Black and White with Clocks (moveable hands and text boxes provided)
- Cursive and print for intermediate or primary classrooms
- Blank cards
- Directions with suggested fonts
- Pictures cards include ( A+, apple, backpack, chalkboard, books, bell, lunch, milk, glue, globe, clock, crayons, owl, grad hat, paint pallet, paintbrush, bookworm, bus, pencil, pen, check, bell, stars, scissors, beaker, music, paper airplane, protractor, data journal, music, magnets, locker, glasses, light bulb, ruler, flask, heart, sun, tent, music notes, tie, flashlight, plant, tie, test tube)
I would put these at the front of the classroom on the board or in our Calendar Time area. I noticed how much of a difference it made in my students when we had a clear, easy-to-understand schedule.
What do you do to teach students your daily schedule? Let me know in the comments!