This idea comes from my friend Gail’s 2nd grade classroom.
She used a magnetic white board and programmed it with the places a child would be when they are not in the classroom. These include the bathroom as well as our reading specialists, speech therapists, social worker, etc, She then made each child a magnet with his name on it. When the child leaves the room, he moves the magnet to the appropriate spot. The teacher can tell at a glance where the students are.
Love it! Check out this similar idea I posted last summer for letting everyone know where your class is.
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