my tables are "labeled" with over head crayons. (see?) so when the time comes to line up, i will call the tables by color by looking for a table that R.O.C.S. (yes the spelling is wrong, but i couldn't find any better anagram!) Ready, Organized, Clean, Silent. When i see a table that R.O.C.S. , i'll call them to line up. to make sure they hear me and for those who may be easily distracted, i made this poster!
the crayons all have velcro on the back. they are stored in this little box below the poster until it's time to line up, then i post the tables that are ready to go! yay for visual reinforcement!