Posted by CheshireKat on December 02 2008 10:30 PM
That calendar in the bathroom is a good idea. I think I'll do that for my daughter!
Imagine this: She goes to a school with a rotating schedule. Everyday is different. My older daughter just remembered the pattern and was fine. I asked MF's how she remembered where she was supposed to be. Well, this is her third year. She memorized where to go last year, so this year she thinks back to where she'd go on say Thursday at 3rd hour last year, then transfer it to the class that matched in this year. Did that make any sense? Compensating is amazing sometimes.
I totally understand how your daughter feels. At my middle and high school, we had block schedules - on Monday we went to all 6 classes, on Tuesdays and Thursdays we had periods 1, 2, and 3, and on Wednesdays and Fridays we had periods 4, 5, and 6. I can't tell you how many days in homeroom I had to ask my best friend what classes we had that day, so I could go to my locker and get the right class folders.
The hardest part about being in college for me has been getting around campus. I have a hard time reading a map to begin with, and the campus is huge. This is my last week of classes for the semester, and I still can't tell you what room number any of my classes are in - I could take you there, but not explain how to get there, or know the room number. (I don't know my section numbers either, whenever we take tests I have to ask the person sitting next to me what section we're in.) It also took me several weeks before I could remember what time my classes were at, on what days. I still sometimes have to refer to the print-out I taped up on my wall, to see what time they start and end.
It's kind of frustrating because next semester I will have a whole NEW set of classes, at new times, in new buildings, and the process begins all over again. Yay dyscalculia?