This activity will
allow students to note how they spend their time in an effort to improve their
time management skills.
Each student will need a “My Schedule” worksheet and a Bar
Graph sheet or blank graph paper, and crayons if making bar graphs of personal
students make lists of things they like to do and must do for each of the
four time categories.
students rank the individual items in each category in order of
have them rank each list in order of importance. (i.e. Screen Time is the
least important of all time categories)
their “My Schedule” worksheet, students will make a schedule for
themselves for the next day using their lists and following the guide. You
can post this guide on the chalkboard, transparency or butcher paper:
1.When do you wake up in the morning? When do you go to
2.What time does school start? What time does it end?
3.What time do you usually eat breakfast, lunch and
4.Do you have any classes, lessons or activities that you
must go to? When do they start and how long are they?
5.Do you have any chores to do? How long do they take?
When do you want to do them?
6.How much time do you spend on homework? When do you
want to do homework?
7.How much time is left? Cross off the activities from
your list that are already on your schedule. Using the rankings, pick
activities to fill the rest of the time on your schedule.