Or maybe order of events is more accurate. I tried giving each item a set amount of time, but of course, with 3 kids 3years and younger, that didn’t work past the first activity.
Since our school time usually takes less than an hour, and sometimes we do it all at once, other times not, I just made a “school time” section instead of making a new slot for each activity within school time. I know that even with the way I had it before, I didn’t have to do it the way the schedule said, but it’s a lot nicer to look at a more flexible schedule and be able to think, “hey, I’m right on the ball today!”
This is still in test mode..I might need to change a few things. The way this is set up, Annie doesn’t get the 2nd snack because she’s sleeping, and then she’s starving and whining when she wakes up. I thought snack at 1:30 was too soon after lunch but that may be the only time to put it. We’ll see.
A funny story from yesterday:
It was after supper, and Tobi was asking repeatedly if it was snack time yet. We showed him the evening snack time, and told him “when the clock on the wall looks like this, it’s snack time.” He kept asking and asking, and we kept telling him he has to wait until the clock said 7:00.
Finally, my husband asks him, “Does the clock look like this one (pointing to the schedule) yet?”
As he said that, we both automatically look at the wall clock, then realize why Tobi was so insistent. The clock said 6:10, and the hands (albeit reversed) were in the same position as 2:30…snack time.