"I was always forgetting meetings, assemblies, etc. until I started using my 'Reminder Board.' It's a great way to inform students of the day's special events and keep us on schedule. The 'Reminder Board' is a laminated poster that I use to jot down any special activities my class will be doing that day or anything the students need to bring to school the next day. We can't forget to check it, because it's taped to the inside of my only classroom door!
We also set a timer to alert us when it's time to get ready to go. The students rotate as timers, so that assures all of them they'll get a turn to be the time monitor for the day. Since I started using the 'Reminder Board' and assigning timers, I haven't forgotten or been late once!"
Submitted by: Kris Ringer KRISNWALT@email-removed , a second grade teacher in Garden Grove, California. This tip was published in the NEA's Weekly Tip Newsletter.