Tired of students leaving the classroom a mess? Need a handy way to remind them of what to do before they exit the room?
Since I introduced this checklist to my classes my room has been much cleaner and tidier after each class leaves. I use it in our block scheduled elementary, but it could just as easily be implemented in a traditional setting for anytime students need to leave the room: lunch, recess, specials, end of day, etc.
After going over the checklist together every day for a week, now all I have to do is say "1 minuted 'til dismissal!" and my students know exactly what to do to prepare to leave. They even remind me if I forget to say it!
*Preview picture shows Dismissal Checklist on the right, printed 2 to a page, cut, laminated, and connected with bits of pretty ribbon.
*Colorful borders courtesy of
as part of her Seller Freebie found here