For attendance? A quick get to know you/math (counting and graphing) activity. Later in the year students can generate the questions and write them. Place on light colored paper, laminate, and questions can be added with white board marker.
20 Classroom Management Strategies You Can Start Right Away! One strategy is print a label to label a bucket where lost classroom pieces can go instead of in your pocket or on your desk! Excellent ideas on keeping management in the classroom!
10 Things to Do BEFORE You Set Up Your Classroom (Primary Chalkboard)
This could be adapted to suit my class! (via Team V’s First Grade Fun: “I’m Done” Cups) Students pick a stick from the “I’m Done” cup and work on an activity when they are finished with their work. Teachers can range the activities depending on the grade.