I've always had a small pocket chart next to the door of the classroom where the children check themselves in and out each day. I feel this not only gives the students a clear indication of beginning and ending each day, but it also aids in building a sense of community among the group.
|Our Sign In/Out Board: When a child enters the classroom in the morning, they will slide their name to the center, underneath the 'Hello!' sign.|
|Here are the names, "checked in." And, for a little variety throughout the year...|
|...the cards can be turned over to show the written, cursive version!|