Since our school is a neighborhood school, children leave school in a variety of ways. Some ride busses, some walk, and some are picked up by car, while others go to a local day care. This can make dismissal time confusing. To help our dismissal time go smoothly, I ask my children to sign in each morning. This is done by placing their name under a picture of a bus, car, person walking, etc.
My sign-in board is on our magnetic chalkboard, and I use magnetic tape on the backs of their names. Not only does this teach name recognition, it also serves as a working graph. Done first thing in the morning, it gives me time to check for parent notes or any changes in transportation. Subs love the way primary children handle this task independently!