Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dismissal Craziness

I have always HATED dismissal time, it's so hectic! Who's going on the bus? Who's walking home? Who's staying after school? Who's leaving early? So many students and so many different places they can go after school. After combing the web for dismissal management, I was able to find a few different ideas that sounded interesting, and after thinking about it (all summer!!) I tweaked some of the ideas I saw online and came up with this:

This is my Dismissal Chart
Every morning when my students come in, they unpack their backpacks, hand in notices, sign up for lunch, and "indicate how they are getting home." I have a clothespin with each of my students name on it. I actually painted them pink to match the theme of my room.  They find their name, and simply move it to the designated area (bus, car, walking, leaving early, or staying after). You can download an updated version of my chart here at my TPT store for free. It also acts as an attendance count because the clips left are students who are absent! My students love to move their clip every morning.  At the end of the day, my "organizer" moves all of the clips to the bottom.  This has worked wonders for keeping track of where all of my students are going.  I hope you find this helpful!


  1. I just found you through the All Things Upper Elem.'s Freebie Linky. Love your site:) I'm your newest follower. I think the end of the day is chaotic as well...tutoring Days are the worst.

  2. Thanks for coming over! That was our first Linky party and I'm so happy you found us! Have a great week! :)

  3. This is definitely super cute! Great thinking! Love it!

    Amanda Bryant
    A Traveled Teacher


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