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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

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