Tired of waiting for your kids to "partner up" without major arguments, hurt feelings, and wasted time? I use these appointment cards, and partner work is now a breeze! Each page has 4 identical cards on them - print/cut one card for each student and have them follow the directions on the card (find friends for each time slot.) The key is that they each have to write down each other's names for the same time slot. This way, you can announce "Find your 3 o'clock appointment", and they just refer to this appointment card to determine their partner. Tips: If you have an odd number of students, then I say the last three kids remaining become a group of three for that timeslot. Tip #2: You may want to consider adding rules, such as no name repeats, 2 boys/2 girls, etc. I have these cards taped to their desk so that they can access them easily and won't lose them.