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 email@example.com, "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?