The clean and simple weekly layout walks the student through the tasks and reminders that often get missed by children with executive function struggles such as:
- Bringing the correct materials home
- Handing in completed homework
- Remembering important upcoming events
Why? by writing the date themself, the student is more likely to acknowledge the date rather than skipping past the pre-filled date.
Also, there are times when students get off track, especially those with ADHD and other executive function struggles. With blank dates, the student can pick up where they left off and not feel embarrassed seeing all the empty pages they missed.
Prominent Homework Reminder
For so many of these children, completed work is not getting turned in, simply because they didn’t think about it. This results in unnecessary zeros and much frustration for parents and teachers alike. This space reminds them to turn work in right away. Tip: help your student circle this area when completing homework the evening before.
What it doesn't have:
- Distracting fonts and graphics
- Areas for doodling or drawing
- Jokes, quotes or games
- Educational support materials such as math facts and sight words
For children who struggle with organization and focus, those "fun" parts of other planners can detract from the purpose of the planner — to stay on task with school work. There are plenty of other places they can (and likely will) doodle. It shouldn't be in their planner.
Elementary Independent Weekly Planner (Lime)
8.5 x 11