Take the ART out of your SEATING chART! Throw away all the drawings and graphic art seating charts. All you need for this seating chart is your attendance book and a sharpie!
To be honest, I hate spending my time on elaborate classroom management systems. But efficient classroom management is a must! Especially assigned seats in my opinion! So here's the easiest way to assign and remember students seats!
1. Write numbers on the edge of the tables at each seat with a Sharpie . . . shhhh don't tell anyone I wrote on the table.
(Warning: Do NOT try writing numbers on chairs, because in the art room chairs get moved daily!)
2. Seat students in desired arrangement the first day.
3. While taking attendance ask students to say "Here" and their number. For example, Teacher says "Juan?" Juan says, "Here! 12." You write 12 by Juan's name.
(TIP: I have a student demonstrate how to do this so it goes very quickly.)
4. In your attendance book write their seat number IN PENCIL. This is important as you will be changing seats inevitably.
|Dirty but it gets the job done!|
|This is how I label the seats!|
Smack on the table with a SHARPIE.
VOILA! No extra papers, no fuss, and a perfectly ordered seating plan!
With 5 + classes a day this works like a charm.
So what do you think? Would you use this or do you even have a faster way!?
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