I love a good color coding system because yes it’s pretty and cute but I actually love it because it’s so functional. Today let’s talk about color coding and why sometimes it’s more helpful to the staff than the students. And that’s just fine. When staff know what’s going on – students have a way better chance of knowing what’s going on. So let’s talk color coding and all of the options you have. Plus there’s a great little freebie at the end also 😉
Let’s be real for a minute. Our classrooms can be super confusing. While that chaotic looking excel schedule may make complete sense to you – it might not to your staff. There are different kids in different places at different times. Kids are moving every and switching every 20 minutes. Centers are different from independent work and independent work is different from math work. There’s a lot going on. And while you may have dreams about schedules and your brain literally never turns off about everything school related – it may not be the same for our staff (and can we blame them?!). So when trying to explain this controlled chaos, we need to be understanding that our staff may not get the vision right away. And our staff need to know what’s going on if we want their help to direct all of our students where to go. So what can we do to fix this – color coding to the rescue!