With the end of school approaching, schedules are changing and evolving. There is always so much to keep track of and the good thing is that this year I think I have developed a few systems around the house that are helpful in keeping us all on track. I might go a bit overboard, but I think it works!
1. I put everyone’s activities on a monthly calendar. Each kid has a color and I use it to mark their activities on each day. I don’t usually edit the calendar if things change during the week though. It’s more of a monthly overview that I can look at when I need to know what date things are happening.
2. Each week I update my planner. I have the Plum Paper Planner and I love the labeled boxes for each kid, plus I included a “carpool” section where I write what time I am picking up each day. I do end up with a lot of cross-outs when things change during the week. Or when I make a mistake, like I did above!
3. The kids love our weekly white board calendar. Again, I use a new color for each of the kids, but I also write their name so they can see what they are doing that day. Zachary especially depends on the calendar and gets annoyed if I don’t fix it when things change! This is on the back of our front door, which is where they leave from almost every morning!
I also try to tell the kids their schedules each morning, especially if things are different for that day, but if I forget, I usually don’t have to worry that they won’t know how they are getting home or what activity to go to after school! How do you keep your kids’ schedules organized?