Create A Schedule Board Perfect for Back to School!
It is that time of year again.... Back to school season is upon us, and with it, the necessity to transition our kids from summer fun to school schedules. If your family is anything like mine, transitions can be hard (especially when they require waking up early). As a former teacher, I know setting expectations early helps foster success, so we've started preparing for school early. Part of my plan to help my kids know what to expect is preparing schedules for them. No one in my family likes being locked into rigid schedules, but unfortunately, the world doesn't operate according to what we want. As a working and neurodivergent family, homeschooling hasn't been a good choice. My oldest does best when he is out of the home, with peers, and receiving instruction from people who aren't me. So that means that traditional school, and traditional schedules, are a necessity.
We started offering weekly and monthly schedules during our busy summer, and found a lot of success with the method. As a result, I am carrying it over into the school year.
To make things more fun, our schedule board includes areas to display photos and artwork. Here is how I created our new back to school scheduling station!
STEP 1: Creating my Base - Basic Cork and White Board
To create this schedule board, I used adhesive cork and white board stickers, plus a variety of decorations. Applied to a clean wall near my back door and kitchen table, this scheduling station makes preparing for the week's activities easy!
STEP 2: Decorating the Board
If you have followed me for any length of time, you know I never leave a space.... basic. Here are some of the products I used to decorate the space!
Because I have one toddler and one kindergartener, letter decals were the perfect addition to our schedule board. I selected these neutral animal decals , and while there are a number of animals I don't think are the best representation of the phonemes associated with the letters, they are incredible cute! I also included a boho tassel garland for a bit of flair.
I also added some seasonal decorations that I created (you can grab them free below!), and laminated them. I am also planning to laminate a copy of the "My Week" Schedule (you can also find this below), and have cards that we can use each week for the major activities each day, including school specials and home activities.
Free Printables for Your Bulletin Board
Grab your free printables to help decorate your board and create a family schedule! They are available for immediate download below.
What's Included in the Free Download?
1 Schedule template
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May 2020 (Prior to 5/31)
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