Do you record when they come back?
Do you have any idea why this would be such an issue?
Some upper elementary teachers may have a need to keep up with this, but middle school and high school teachers should especially keep up with our kiddos' ventures from the classroom!
You see, some darlings like to amble about the halls, some waving into other classrooms, some ending up in the restroom when they should've been in the library checking out those books, or maybe some should be headed to the office and decided to make a pit stop somewhere else! Plus, if you are in a large school like I am, there are tons of places to go!
What happens next? You are asked where your student was and why he/she was not where you thought-- Or maybe, a fight breaks out in the restroom (unfortunately, it's a reality) and principals have to narrow down students to question---if they ever are able to get to the bottom of the situations! So, they need your help and you would be able to provide it this way.
That's when the Sign Out/In Sheet becomes a golden tool! You are able to provide sufficient documentation that a student was in fact in a designated area between the times of 9:00-9:08 or that the student blamed was back before the time projected on the hall cameras....either way, having this information recorded can be of great value to you, the students, administrators, etc.
We just never know!
So, download this free template I created this week (I ran out of copies of my old one, and imagine this---I couldn't find the template anywhere)! You can post it on the inside of your classroom door! Attach a pen/pencil next to it! Students do not think of leaving my room before signing out, and, of course, signing back in upon return!
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