Even experienced teachers need to read this. Practicing procedures and routines to mastery! This is gold. Do this technique for any procedure, it works! The best "how to" from Fred Jones on establishing rules, procedures and standards in your classroom!
Number magnets to keep track of kids you allow to leave the room. Use a cookie sheet with glass stones glued to scrapbook paper and a magnet. then trim in fun duct tape! (The cookie sheet magnet board is pretty sweet for multiple different crafts.