How do you go on school mornings?
Is it a rush to get everyone up, dressed, fed, clean, groomed and with all necessary accoutrements and out the door on time?
It is around here!
I don't like to be late - I like the girls to feel 'relaxed' when they arrive at school so we generally arrive before the first of two bells sounds.
|Easy to make and easy to use.|
One of our little chicks is a bit of a day-dreamer when it comes to getting ready.
She can be found sitting on her bed in her knickers reading a book when I assume she is dressed and almost ready for school *sigh*
So I decided to make a visual chart to help remind her of what she needs to do before she picks up a book or a pencil in the mornings.
This is a basic magnetic board - I got mine from Officeworks but you can pick them up almost anywhere.
I took photos of the basic daily tasks to be completed;
Get dressed, brush your teeth, brush your hair (I do the hair 'fancywork'!), pack your lunch in your bag...
Make sure you have your school reader packed, Put your shoes on and be ready to walk out the door.
THEN you can read or draw or build Lego!
They just move the magnet across to "I've done this" each time they complete a task and Hey Presto - we are out the door before you know it, with a lot less nagging from me.
Win win I say.
Back to school tomorrow, see how your first week goes then give it a try if you think it will help!