Does anyone have any ideas for getting the kids into a seating chart on the first day of school? Sounds weird, but let me explain a bit. I'll be teaching 10th graders and the likelyhood of my class roster being correct on the first day of school is slim to none. I would like to just put the kids in aphabetical order (since I don't really know who's who, who shouldn't sit by whom), but without a definate roster of kids names, it just seems like a very chotic, daunting task. If possible, I would like to make this a "semi-fun" task, maybe make a game out of it, but it needs to be orderly. I want to start off the year with the kids knowing that things that go on in my classroom will be done "my way". In 9th grade these kids were known for arguing with teachers about the way they should do this or that. Some of their teachers gave them WAY to much power in the classroom and the other teachers were left battling them all year long. I like to have fun in my class, but absolutely HATE when some 16 year old wants to argue that they know better and should be able to do things their way.