Children love to have some freedom and flexibility, but routines and schedules are important for consistency. Routines and schedules help them prepare in advance for changes. They provide expectations and help them to handle new situations.
Routines and schedules are not just for school. They are also valuable for routines at home.
Class schedules will look different depending on the teacher and the overall school schedules. There are some things that are common in most classrooms. Certain subjects happen at specific times during the day, and each day has a set of routines that is fairly consistent.
Here is a set of sample schedule cards that can prepare students for the day. I have included cards for starting the day at home as well as some main subject times during the day. Each card has a blank clock face and a space for digital time on it so that the time can be added. This is a good way for children to practice telling time on an analog clock as well as digitally.
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