Here are 3 Seating Charts to get started; groups of 5, groups of 2, and rows for testing. Ungroup, move and regroup to make additional seating charts.
I’ve included a set of numbers 1-36 to use. I laminate one set of numbers for a basket at my desk and use this to randomly call students. With numbers on the seating chart I can call the students by name quickly. I have found this works well for schedule changes in lieu of moving popsicle sticks from section-to-section.
I number the desks at the beginning of the year for students to easily find their seat on the first day/week but I remove the numbers when I move the desks into another arrangement.
I print out two sets of each type of seating chart for each section. I put each student’s first name and last initial on the smallest size Post-it® notes which fit in each box. I’m able to easily regroup students every 3-4 weeks into new skill groups moving from one page to another in the same arrangement without moving the names twice. The names are easily moved from section to section as well.
For new arrangements, I post the new seating chart under my document camera and students find their new seats on their own while I am on duty in the hallway between classes.
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