Classroom Schedules

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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. 

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Color Coded PECS Schedule:

The Autism Helper - Schedules

Paper Visual Schedule: (student uses dry erase marker to cross off each task) Purchase schedule pieces here.

The Autism Helper - Schedules

Paper Written Schedule for Whole Week:

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Paper Written Schedule for the Week with Times:

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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!

The Autism Helper - Schedules

The Autism Helper - Schedules

If you want an idea of what my life has been lately, here is a small snapshot:

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So sick of schedules. It’s beyond complicated. But getting there. Slowly but surely. Very, very, very slowly.

11 Comments

  1. Scheduling……..yuck! I have spent hours….days…..and now a full week on student, para and my own schedules….when will it get better?

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  2. […] keep ME organized and I just made individualized ones for my students to help them with independence, responsibility and ease anxiety!  If you would like a word copy of […]

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  3. I am so glad that someone else feels this way and it is not just me! Now our school has thrown in three week rotating schedule! Perfect for students who need routine!!! 🙁

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  4. Two weeks and numerous hours trying to balance schedules…I’d like to work with kids instead of trying to write schedules that will change in 24 hours… Just venting! Love my kids!!! But NOT scheduling!

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  5. Haha! I feel ya! It’ll get there!

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  6. Ugh! Good luck! 🙂

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  7. I COMPLETELY understand! It feels like a waste of computer ink to even print the schedule sometimes! It’ll get there!

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  8. Schedules, much like anything in my classroom takes a lot of time up front, but winds up being completely worth it in the long run. They will be way more independent and will love the consistency.

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  9. Absolutely! Thanks, Christy 🙂

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  10. Sasha,

    I would like to order 6 sets of schedules with unique schedules. Is it possible to order them via email?

    Thank you.

    Sidney Hilburn shilbu@neisd.net

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  11. Hi Sidney!

    You have to order through TpT. I would recommend getting these two sets:
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-to-go-Daily-Picture-Schedule-Great-for-Children-with-Autism-SET-1-280206
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-to-go-Daily-Picture-Schedule-Great-for-Children-with-Autism-SET-2-436598

    You can use these pictures with all of six of your students and put them in any order you need! If there are any pictures that aren;t included – I’d be happy to make them!

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