If you are anything like me, your daily schedule is anything but regular. Between library, computer lab, science, psychomotor, the occasional assembly -- it never seems like I have a set time for anything.
Every year, I begin with a schedule that looks like this.
I have these high hopes that I will be able to stick to it and there will be no changes. Yeah...I know...I am laughing out loud too.
So I decided that I would make a change. Now, I am sure that I saw this idea eons ago somewhere, but I have now taken it on as my own and thought I would share, just in case *someone* out there hasn't thought of it. I took all the main subjects that I teach and created placards with them. I then attached a magnet to each placard. Since my whiteboard is magnetic, I can post these in the front of the room, write the specific times I am going to teach each subject, and now account for all of the specials.
I do try to stick to my overall schedule (meaning, I always do language arts in the morning, math after recess, and everything else after lunch) but if something needs to fit in right in the middle of my reading block (as intervention does twice a week) I can make the note simply, and easily. Even on this picture, you can see that because of science lab, I needed to move math for the day. The magnet/whiteboard combination makes that simple!
What is also nice about this is that since it is on my whiteboard, I can write the objectives for the day right there! Win-win for all.
Here they are. Just click and it will take you to the google doc. The clip art is from Scrappin' Doodles...which I LOVE! (I think I am going to have to have a clip art intervention soon....)
How have you handled your schedule display?