Photo Cheat Sheet for PECS Schedules

Categories: Resources | Schedules

I am constantly talking about my need to make things more easy and efficient. My opinion is – if you can do it easier or quicker – why wouldn’t you? We are busy enough – there is no need to add more hoopla on our ever growing plate of things-we-need-to-get-done. One thing that can take forever is setting up PECS schedules. And we all know that by the end of a booger covered, haven’t sat once in my desk chair kind of day – the last thing on your mind is setting up tomorrow’s schedule. Sometimes by 3:00 I can’t even remember my name, much less whether we have art or music tomorrow morning. All I’m thinking about is making a beeline for my couch, the DVR, and heaping glassful of wine. So let’s make it easy. Give yourself a cheat sheet so setting up schedules is a breeze.

Last year I made these cheat sheets:

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Little mini schedules! – so you can glance and easily set up the schedule. Check out the post here.

This year, I’ve been having some boardmaker issues. Ugh. I decided to take actual photos of the schedules set up how I want them. Then I just printed the picture and taped it into the inside of the binder schedule. It took two seconds and is so helpful.

The Autism Helper - Schedules

I just glance at the picture and can easily set the schedule up for tomorrow.

The Autism Helper - Schedules

This makes my afternoon post-school set up so speedy that I am snuggled up on my couch in no time! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. I love your blog!!! I had a break through day with one of my students today thanks to your “First…then” schedule. It really sank in and he seemed to love it ๐Ÿ™‚

    All the things that you write go through my head and then you provide a solution!!! You rock!!! How long have you been teaching?

  2. WOW!!! You are a genius!!! This is such a great simple idea. I can’t wait to set it up in my classroom! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Have you ever heard of SchKIDules?

  4. Awesome to hear! Thanks for sharing, Katherine!

  5. Haha – thanks! Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference!

  6. Nope! Please share! ๐Ÿ™‚


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