Included are 4 original images - Must-do, May-do, Catch-up, and Pick-l. On you whiteboard post the pictures in their own taped-off grid section. Under Must-do you write the tasks the must be completed. For example once you release your students to work individually or in small groups that information is posted there. If students do not finish their Must-do before class is over they know that it is their responsibility to finish before the end of the day. The May-do section is always ready as well with enrichment activities for early finishers. Often I add math games, flash cards, practice spelling, read a (specify genre) book and a journal prompt for students to chose from. They are happy, because they have purpose and it is fun. I am happy because they are still learning and I can focus on the students that might need more help.
On Fridays I post in the Catch-Up and Pick-l sections of the board. Students that owe work have their magnet placed in the Catch-up Section with the motivation to finish and move on to a pick-l. Pick-ls are fun enrichment activities that are a real treat for students. Sometimes it is creating a cartoon online or on the ipad, playing banana grams with a friend, writing and recording original poetry, etc.
These signs are cute, easy and provide for a well organized classroom. Enjoy!