This is a variation of an idea presented in "First Days of School" by Harry Wong. I have designed an attendance chart by hanging ribbon from an inexpensive, round pizza pan. I label small clothespins with each child's name or number. Every morning, as students come in, they move the clothespin from the ribbon to the appropriate section of the divided pan. I have three sections: school tray, milk only, and brought lunch. Absent students' colthespins stay on the ribbon. This is a wonderful way to take both roll and lunch count without involving students.