This simple visual aid will make taking the lunch count each day so much more simple; use this as a simple classroom management tool. This visual aid makes taking the lunch count a simple picnic! Affix each of the five mini-posters on the wall in a prominent place for the students to be able to reach and manipulate. Place each student’s name on a clothespin with a black marker and clip to the “Present” mini-poster. As part of opening school routines and procedures, teach your students, as they arrive to the classroom first thing in the morning, to take their clothespin and clip to one of the appropriate mini-posters to indicate their lunch plans for the day which might be: (1) a hot school lunch; (2) a salad from the salad bar at school; (3) a salad that is solely fruit from the school salad bar; and/or (4) the student may have brought his/her lunch from home. The clothespins which are never moved indicate those students who are either tardy and/or absent. At the conclusion of the day, have a designated student to remove all of the clothespins from the prospective choices, and return them all to the “Present” sign.