School started a few weeks ago now, and with that came a variety of changes to all the childrens weekly commitments.
Time changes, day changes, new hobbies – lots will have been thrown at you already!
We’ve been caught out once already with these changes – so ingrained is the schedule from last year – it takes time to get used to the new routines – and it’s really not nice to turn up to school to find something has been forgotten (who needs the added stress?!).
As such – I decided to make things much easier on ourselves by creating a little printable to get things straight.
After all – it’s not just about what your children are doing each day, it’s about ensuring they have what they need packed and ready for the next day (I’m all for avoiding forgetting things again!).
So – here’s what we’re now using: –
And here it is with some ideas of how you would use it: –
Really simple – really effective – and black and white (my favourite as you can add colour or leave neutral if you prefer – and it’s cheaper to print!).
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We have a wall in our kitchen (I’m sure you’ve seen it before if you are a frequent visitor to this blog, and thank you if you are!) that houses 3 clipboards.
I LOVE this wall – it enables me to hang up important information in a nicely organised way – and it’s dead easy to swap papers out when I want to update (if you want to create your own – I bought my clipboards from HERE).
I usually have a monthly calendar on one – with any dates/events to remember on, and a nice quote on another (something inspirational or motivation – I do love quotes!) – so the last one is now being used for this weekly planner.
On it we have everything my daughter needs to remember. It has all clubs / classes and regular events on it – things she does week in, week out (one off things are in the diary).
The most important section is the right hand side – as this is what is needed for the following day.
Once filled in (and you can do this together so they get used to planning ahead), the thinking is done for you – and you can simply get the habit each evening of checking what’s needed for the following day and getting it ready.
I hope this little printable helps you to become a little more organised each week – I know it’s helped us already – and I haven’t forgotten anything since it’s been on the wall!
Added bonus is that my daughter has started to check it herself so she’s becoming more in charge of her own week as well – they grow up far too fast!