Time Saving Text Book Distribution
November 30, 2005
To save time on the first day of school, I number my textbooks ahead of time. Then, I alphabetize my class list and assign numbers to the students. I assign the numbered textbook to the same numbered student. I place the books on the students' desks prior to school so that on the first day all they have to do is write their names in the books.
This keeps me from worrying about quiet time projects while I distribute books. Coordinating numbers also helps during the year when I find a book in the classroom. At the end of the year I can immediately see if I'm missing any textbooks. All my co-workers that have tried this rave over how much easier it makes the first day.