Student Where Abouts

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!  I have been relaxing, reading, swimming, spending time with family and friends, and working on stuff for the classroom.  Summer is the perfect time to work on school stuff right?  LOL  Anyway, I have spent many years trying to keep up with students where abouts.  I came across this idea on pinterest.  I bought all the supplies at Walmart.  I used a dry erase/magnetic board that was with the calendars.  You could use a flat cookie sheet also.  I bought green and blue magnets and painted numbers on them.  (My students will all be assigned a number for the school year)  I used hot glue to glue the ribbon and the places on.  I laminated the places first just in case I wanted to change them out.  The students will move their number to the location on the board that they are visiting.  I am looking forward to seeing how this works this year!  Let me know if you have any questions!


29 thoughts on “Student Where Abouts

  1. This is sooooo cute! I made one up last week -not as cute but for daily lunch choice. I used small one inch tiles and glued magnets to them. I also use numbers for students printed off on 1/2 inch round labels. I tried the Command picture holders to mount this on a cupboard door – hope it holds. Now that I have seen yours I think I might go back and add some more “color” to my board!!

  2. I love this idea! I picked up the cookie sheet & ribbon, but I’m having a hard time finding similar magnets. I tried Hobby Lobby, but no luck. What did you use for the labels?

  3. I made two of these for my classroom, as I have both sections of 5th grade throughout the day. They don’t look nearly as nice as these! I used a cookie sheet, and every hot glue string stuck to it, and when I tried to pick them off, they just smeared. It doesn’t look pretty, but I think it’ll be handy! I couldn’t find small magnets at Walmart, but I found some at Target in their office supply section.

    • I don’t see why not. Ive taught second grade for ten years, so I don’t know much about any other grade. Let me know!

    • Absolutely! I teach 4th grade and I’m positive this will help me! With the group of students I had last year, I had so many that were in ELL, SpEd, Speech and Title that this will totally help! I LOVE this idea! Thank you SO much!!!

  4. I’m thinking this would also be great for a specialist that works with many small groups through out the week. It’s hard for me to keep track of what students come from whose classroom. I would need larger magnets for the student’s name. Maybe I can do printable magnets?

    • I didn’t use a cookie sheet. Walmart had silver dry erase board on the calendar isle. It’s very light weight. I used hot glue to glue it down.

  5. What a GREAT idea! I’ve used a sign out sheet for my class so I see their times, but I’ve always wanted a visual of where the kids are. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is SOOO wonderful! Thank you so much for such a fabulous idea! I made one of my own based on your post! Thanks again!!

  7. Love this! Did you glue the ribbon that actually hangs the board or are there holes somewhere? I just didn’t know (if you glued it) how well it held up! Thanks!

  8. I LOVE this! So cute! I took their picture, cut them out in small round circle and added a magnet on the back. I know that I will need to make their pictures each year, but I can reuse the magnet. This way a sub (or myself) won’t have to think now whose number is that or look it up. Thank you again!

  9. I’m not going to use numbers, but rather alphabet letters. I bet Scrabble letters w9oulod work well once you attach a magnet to them! Thanks for the idea.

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