Prior to becoming an elementary school teacher, I was a pen & ink illustrator. Being a visual learner myself, it is very important that my classroom be pleasing to the eye, with information accessible to all levels of learners. Students have found that this set of original schedule cards does just that.
Posting a clearly written and visually appealing schedule allows students to feel more in charge of their school days. For six years in my third grade class, the schedule was the first thing children checked out in the morning. They noted activities and times, and felt a sense of comfort in the established routine.
I now teach kindergarteners. I find that specific visual supports benefit the entire class and lead to independence. Students feel less anxious, and they don’t need to come to me in order to know what is going to happen next. Displaying a daily sequence of events is a concrete system that students are able to refer back to any time. I love providing a consistent and predictable learning environment in which children are able to thrive.
Each schedule icon is in full color and can be cut to fit on a 4” by 3” card. Matching labels are in black and white. I included a few extra cards in case you do Writing and not Writing Workshop, or Spelling instead of Word Work.
For my classroom use, I printed each page, cut out the icons, glued them onto a background and laminated each individual piece.
I post the schedule in three columns each morning: one for the visual, one for the time period written in dry erase marker, and one for the matching label. I position laminated pieces on the white board using blue painter’s tape. Any extra cards are banded together and stored in a metal index card file box.
For $12, you are purchasing an electronic file the entire set of 40 original color schedule icons. Four corresponding sheets of black and white labels are included.
Thank you for your interest!