Sunday, July 13, 2014

Schedule Card Display {Classroom Design Photos, Set Up Pictures & Ideas, Organization & Management}


As part of the classroom makeover for the new school year I moved our classroom calendar from a full wall display to a smaller bulletin board in the front of the classroom. I like to begin each day with a quick class meeting during which time we go over our schedule for the day, dismissal changes, and review the date on the calendar (and sometimes chat about the number of the day activity, go over the calendar task cards or a daily prompt for attendance). For that reason I find it easiest to have the calendar and schedule all in one place.



This year I made a set of chalkboard schedule cards to match the materials on our work shelf. They are the complete opposite of the ink-saving blackline design cards I originally had because they use a bunch of black ink, however, I fit several of them onto one 8.5x11 inch sheet and sent the PDF to Staples to be printed. Because it doesn’t use color ink it was really cheap to print (less than 10 cents per page) which is a much better option than printing them at home.

My experience has been that all children benefit from knowing what the plan is for the entire day and by having a visual reminder to reference throughout the day. If your students are learning to tell time you'll find it is also helpful to include the time of each even written in both analog and digital form (blank templates for each are included in all bundles). You can also work your daily schedule into mini-lessons during your math workshop/guided math instruction.

There is a comprehensive set of schedule cards included in all of the new classroom theme packets and each of the color scheme mix and match packets as one of the 33 classroom essentials that are included in each bundle for less than .40 cents per product!! Each set includes cards with words and picture cues along with blank digital and analog cards so you have the option of displaying the time with the subject or activity.


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