We all know how important routines and rituals are for our students. I have a few of my own.
Get up everyday M-F at 5:15am (I usually never wake to my alarm)
Hansel goes out right after I get up ( he is used to the routine too)
Leave for work the same time everyday
Make my lunch and iron my clothes for work the night before
Greet Hansel and give him a treat as soon as I get home.
Go outside and play with Hansel after he gets his treat
Double check to make sure all the doors are locked and lights are off when I leave for the day
Walks with Hansel every evening after dinner
Watching the 9 o’clock news before I go to bed
Zumba on Tuesday and Thursday nights
Church on Saturday at 4:00 and I usually sit in the same pew
These are just a few to name. It may seem compulsive to some, but they certainly are routines to me.