FlyLady preaches that routines are the key to getting organized, and I'm trying out that strategy in earnest this school year. For my students, my classroom functions on routines; the more I establish good routines there, the smoother the little details seem to be, and the better the learning environment. But I want a piece of routine for myself as well. When the bell rings at the end of the day, I'm so tempted to put my feet up and turn to the radio and m&m's for comfort. Not a good strategy at all, but it fairly accurately describes my after-school goings-on for the past few years.
So, in an effort to boost productivity and a sense of order and calm at the end of my day, I created a simple After School Routine