Goals for this lesson:
Learn how a Class Chart will support your use of student numbers.
Realize the importance of making a rough draft Class Chart.
Create your first Class Chart.
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My students all know each other's names and numbers. Do I really need a Class Chart hanging on the wall?
No. The Class Chart is just a reference tool for anyone in class who needs to know someone else's number. So, if you and your students know them all, you can forego this tool.
If, however, you plan on receiving new students during the year, or you have volunteers who work in your room, you might want to think about how helpful a Class Chart would be to those people.
I teach at the secondary level and have five different groups of students. How do I make a bulletin board-sized Class Chart for each group?
You don't. All you really need is the information available in some form.
Probably the easiest thing to do would be to dedicate a bulletin board to this task and attach class rosters that have been printed on regular paper. These letter-sized mini-charts will provide all of the information your students will need. Using printer paper will also make it easier for you to adjust a mini-chart whenever a new student adds or drops one of your classes. All you'll have to do is print out the newly adjusted roster and staple it over the old one.