After students enter the room and put their belongings in their cubbies, they move a rock with their name on it (they’re flipped over in the photo) from the wooden bowl to the basket. I’m so impressed with how well my crew is already remembering this new routine this school year.
It also practices name recognition, although I know some of my kiddos have already memorized the shape of their rock.
We also use this with our attendance helper (although not daily). They collect the basket and we count how many rocks there are. While so many things in my room are plastic, I try my best to bring in as many natural materials as I can. .
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