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Center Attendance

Some of the centers that you may have in your classroom are more popular than others, as shown by the number of students running to get to that center first. You can control the number of students per center by this simple method. Get enough coat hangers to have one for each center and indicate on the the hanger the name of the center as well as the maximum number of students allowed. Post the hanger in a convenient place you can then hang from the ceiling. Give each student a clothespin and write their name on it--they have fun decorating these! The students can keep their clothespins attached to their center folders and as they choose a center, they attach the clothespin to the hanger. This is a good way for them to know if there is enough room at the center. It is also a good way for you to know which student is at which center.

More Room Organization Ideas

Cereal Box Folders
Supply Labels
Art Portfolios
Scrap Box
Shared Supplies
Theme Booklet
Center Organization
Magazine Clippings
Scrap Box
Valentine Keepers
Center Map
Bulletin Board File
Gym Equipment Control
Transparency Tracking
Center Savvy
Computer Time
Learning Displays
Supply Totes
Calculator Caddy
Weekly Inventory
Housekeeping Documents
Center Attendance
Bell Work
Parent Helpers
Reading Center
Classroom Library
Crayon R-e-s-p-e-c-t
Pencil Pockets
Class Books
Centers Made Simple
Computer CD Organizer
Desk Check
Table Organization
Pencil Sharpening
Make Books Accessible
Center Worksheets
Math Manipulatives
Drawer Labels
Center Necklaces
Water Bottles
Headphone Control
Class Store