Choosing Students by Number
One of my opening week activities is to have each of my students create and decorate a circle with their student number on it. I laminate it and hot glue it to a magnetized orange juice lid. I use the lids on the front chalkboard for activities like voting, whos up for current events and who gets the couch during Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) time. I assign numbers alphabetically in the beginning of the year, reserving zero for myself, because everyone knows it all begins with zero!