Getting Organized For a New Year and Thoughts on Daily Schedules

Or “How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My First Grader’s Daily Schedule!”

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What I love about our First-grade schedule:

  1. There is a creative check-in task/prompt at the top of every day. My son’s school does the thing where each classroom is named for an animal, and this creates a set-up for adorable puns and activities related to the animal of focus. We are foxes this year, and we were otters last year. Each morning, my son uses basic computer skills to do something creative and fox-themed. It is always fun, even when the directions are very clear and inflexible.
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Benjamin Franklin’s Daily Schedule from chapter IX of his autobiography In the Public Domain on Project Gutenberg: PLAN FOR ATTAINING MORAL PERFECTION

“How would I like to feel today?/What made me feel good today?”

and,

“What would I like to see today? What did I observe today?”

I have mostly just been noodling around in handwriting in bound journals from Muji (I love their paper and pens,) but I have also made a few templates in Canva to try as well. Do you have something you like?

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