Submitted by Ann Berman, Danvers, Massachusetts

Idea posted June 17, 2008

I print my personnel list up about two weeks prior to the program, and I simply attach it to a clipboard and pass it around as each class comes to music. The kids check off their names or if I have forgotten a name, they add it to the bottom of the page. They are also responsible for spelling errors and are told to make changes that day. Then, if a name is left out, I turn it back on the kids and tell the parents that, "Your child checked it and said it was okay." If anyone is absent that day, I check it myself. I have not had a name problem in quite a few years.

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