You need loads of schedules for your class. I have schedules coming out of my ears. You need a student detailed schedule, an adult detailed schedule, and schedules for your students. You should have a schedule for each child in your classroom. Just do it. Don’t argue. Even if you “think” they “know” what they should do. Assumptions like that will cause a big headache later. If your boss never gave you a schedule with your days off or holidays etc. – you’d be pissed. You want to know what is happening and when. So do our kids. I did a very thorough post on how to pick the appropriate type of schedule for each student this summer. Now I want to share what the schedules look like in my room this year.
Work/Break Color Coded PECS Schedule – iPads are high powered reinforcer for this student so we build it right into his schedule. This clearly shows that after his work tasks – he gets iPad. The color coding adds to discrimination. Purchase here.
Color Coded PECS Schedule:
Paper Visual Schedule: (student uses dry erase marker to cross off each task) Purchase schedule pieces here.
Paper Written Schedule for Whole Week:
Paper Written Schedule for the Week with Times:
First/Then Picture Schedule: We used this last year for a kiddo in my class who really struggle with picture discrimination. I will be recreating this in another classroom this year but wanted to be sure to share it too!
If you want an idea of what my life has been lately, here is a small snapshot:
So sick of schedules. It’s beyond complicated. But getting there. Slowly but surely. Very, very, very slowly.