This week, I worked to make a tool that I can use in the classroom to know where students are all of the time.
I had seen one of these on Pinterest, but I didn't want to make one that was quite so big. I bought a pizza pan at the Dollar Tree, and used some cute scrapbook paper, a little Modge Podge, some buttons and magnet strip, and here we have it!
It is ready for 30 students. (But I am hoping to have a few less than that!) The kids will start each day in the classroom section, and then we will move the kids who are absent at the beginning of the day, and as students continue to move in and out throughout the day they will move their magnets as necessary...
This is what it would look like with 2 kids absent, a student in the bathroom and one at the nurse. With so many kids in my room and so many in and out for various things, it will help me to keep track. I like the pizza pan because it will not take up much space. I placed little carets after each location to show students where to place their number. (I know that makes it slightly more confusing, but I think they will get used to it quickly.) The others I have seen are made on square cookie sheets, but I was just a little concerned for space.
I used the remaining paper to cover this cute little friends sign that I am going to place in my room.
I may still have to recover the paper holder I made last week so that it all coordinates better. :)
Go check out all of the other great creations at Tara's blog!