Great Ideas: What Comes Next?

What Comes Next?

Children in kindergarten often want to know, “What are we doing next?” To save constant repetition, I devised a morning plan. I found clip art pictures depicting our various daily activities (a book, folded hands, a flag, etc.), and printed them and their titles large enough to be seen (9” x 7”) from anywhere in our room. Each morning I put these laminated pictures on hooks attached to the wall. A different student is chosen each week to turn the pictures over as we do each activity. When children wonder what we are doing next, they need only see what picture is not turned over.

—Linda Mesich, St. Mary Catholic Community School, Crown Point, IN