Re: Who's on First and What's on Second.....?
- Yes, I always take attendance when the students come in and leave the space blank next to a student's name until they arrive. Then if we have a fire drill, at least I know who is in the room at that time. Unfortunately, in my school, students are pulled from UA for reading and specials, so we have students coming and going and it's difficult to keep track sometimes.
- I always took attendance. I had a seating chart for each class because I would never remember names and a seating chart helps with classroom management. I would mark them absent if not present and rely on the classroom teacher to have given the absent student a pass and would assume that if they returned to the art room, they would have a pass in their hands. I never had a roll call, I simply looked at the empty chairs and then matched it with the name on the seating chart.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "The Ericksons" <familyerickson@...> wrote:
> Question for the group: How do you at your school know who is absent or
> missing when a classroom group comes to you for Art? We are having a
> problem at our school with classes showing up and Suzie is at the nurse and
> Tommy took the lunch buckets and etc, etc or we have classroom teachers
> showing up with 20 students and they are supposed to have 22 and the teacher
> never told me where those 2 kiddoes are... We tried a notebook system but
> the classroom teachers wouldn't fill it out or they forgot to bring it.
> In todays climate it is so important to know exactly who is in your
> classroom at any given time due to security issues. How do you do this at
> your school? Do you take roll every time a class comes?