As we all know the first six weeks of school are crucial. At the beginning of the year, we spend all our time introducing routines and procedures.
When we focus on routines and procedures, we are providing students with a consistent structure and setting clear expectations.
This helps avoid confusion, decreases classroom interruption and discipline problems, increases task time and provides teacher satisfaction.
In order to support our students (especially our youngest students, our second language learners and our special education students), it is helpful to provide visual reminders of what our routines and procedures are so that students can learn how to become responsible and independent.
That’s why I created these task cards.
This set includes 18 full size task cards, definition cards for the word routine and procedure and 11 bonus labels.
The task cards read…
-Greet your teacher(s) and classmates.
-Sign your name in the attendance book.
-Place your name on the attendance board.
-Put your chair on the floor quietly.
-Put important papers and letters in your teacher’s mailbox.
-Put your snack and lunch away.
-Make a lunch choice quickly.
-Pass in your homework.
-Put your homework folder in the tray.
-Return your reading books.
-Put your backpack, coat and other belongings away.
-Eat your breakfast. Clean up afterward.
-Begin your morning work quietly.
-Sharpen your pencil quickly.
-Get a sharpened pencil quickly.
-Read with a partner quietly.
-Make a quiet choice.
-Wait quietly on the rug.
Hope you and your students find these task card reminders useful. Have a wonderful school year.
Please note: If interested in a different color border or my end of the day task cards, please click the links below...
Morning Routines Task Cards Green Polka Dots
Morning Routines Task Cards Blue Polka Dots
Morning Routines Task Cards Yellow Polka Dots
End of Day Task Cards Red Polka Dots
End of Day Task Cards Blue Polka Dots
End of Day Task Cards Green Polka Dots
End of Day Task Cards Yellow Polka Dots
Your comments, feedback and/or suggestions are kindly appreciated.