Use the bracelets for assigning students into teams for class projects. Or if you want random team assignment, put the bracelets in a paper bag and have students close their eyes and pick one. hmmm clever
To prevent unfinished work from being lost, have them stick in their front folder. When they have finished something else, recess, or at the end of the day, they can look in their front folder for unfinished work.
How to get students to follow directions the first time
Have a wish list ready for parent orientation. Write each item you need for the classroom on a paper cutout (e.g. apple cutouts on a “giving tree”) and encourage parents to pick one to donate to the classroom