We work hard to keep students focused and engaged during circle time. Given their short attention spans, we need to incorporate plenty of songs, movements, and upbeat transitions to make sure those twenty minutes are productive. Today I decided to see how well they knew our routines by stopping before each transition and asking them what happens next. I shrugged my shoulders exclaiming, “Oh no! I don’t know what we are doing today. What should we do? Should we just sit here and look at each other until we get picked up?” Despite the obvious attraction of an all day staring contest marathon, the students opted to take charge and suggest we look at the schedule. We then decided it would be a good idea to have a Schedule Manager to remind the class daily. What would I do without them?