1. I am going to start working with my second grader immediately after breakfast. She fades fast and has the ability to slip away.
2. Some of the kids have asked for me to set things out for them the night before. They want to get their work done first thing. (Not what I would choose to do, but I'm glad it works for them.)
3. I continue with my notebook for my High School and Junior High students. Having all of their syllabuses in the notebook and using the trusty highlighter that confirms completion is a good thing.
4. This year I did a staggered start time. I got my high school and junior high students started one week, then another week elementary and preschool. The best thing I ever did! I believe I spread things out over 3 weeks. This made for a much less stressful beginning of the year. I am going to keep that for next year.
The other thing I did this year was have my high school students make up their own schedule. They did an amazing job and I am posting pictures below. It actually made me cry with joy since they both created them. One of them is better with Excel than the other, and I did hear the latter say to the former: "Hey, don't you owe me a birthday present?" Then he helped her create one. (Click on them to make them large enough to read.)
So what changes are you making? What awesome scheduling tips do you have? I would love to hear them.