For all my teacher friends, pin this NOW!! Attendance, behavior, and grades for the whole week ON ONE PAGE! Take attendance by looking at empty desks. Just draw draw a line through the student names who are absent and add another one for students who are tardy. At the end of the week, punch holes in the sheet and pop it into a binder.
This attendance is the most space efficient system we have seen! Wall space is precious in classrooms. This would be perfect for a middle school classroom. We envision a hanging basket with numbers or even two charts one for "here" and one for "not here" so students only need to slide the magnet over, rather than searching for their number.