In my classroom I use a long, blue schedule pocket chart. It is hot glued to the side of a bookcase. It originally held schedule cards with the clocks. However, with so many frequent changes in our day, I didn't want to be held to the minute. Instead, I wanted students to focus on the order of the events. Also, we have several students that are extremely affected by schedule changes. To highlight a change in schedule or special event for the day, we add in the special event card.
Click here to download the schedule cards.
I also have labeled plastic letter trays and white plastic drawers. I keep these on my desk. The plastic letter trays hold all of my materials of the week. I have labeled the sides of the trays so I don't get confused! The top tray is important papers that may get lost in the shuffle or I need to send home- but not for a few days and so on. Next to the letter trays I have plastic drawers. One set of drawers holds papers for parent notes (carbon less papers from Highlights), certificates and rewards. The top set of drawers holds papers to be filed, copies made for future weeks, and papers to be graded
Click here to download the days of the week headers and drawer labels. I printed the days of the week also to be headers for the schedule pocket chart above.
Halfway through the week! Yay!