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seating charts

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Trish and Shane Peters (tspeters)
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 19:10:43 PDT

It is my first year teaching at my current JR/SR high school. I wasn't sure
how I was going to go about seating my students on the first day. I wanted
to have some form of seating chart until I was able to get to know them
better (and determine who could handle working near friends.) I was given
a suggestion that worked out very well for me on the first day. I taped a
different color of construction paper on all of the tables in the class. I
also cut strips of the same colors to hand to students as they came through
the door. As they came in- I handed them the colored paper and asked them
to sit at the table that had the same color as their strip. When the bell
rang, I told them I would take attendance while they completed their first
assignment (meanwhile I called their names and filled in the seating
chart)which was to fill out a "student information card". By the time they
were finished with their assignemnt - I had attendance and their seating
chart ready to go. I told them we would change seats after we finished the
first major project so they would have an opportunity to sit near friends in
the near future if behavioe was good. There was no complaining or groaning
and the day went very smooth. I was very thankful for this idea and wanted
to share it with others.
T. Peters

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