To help students be prepared for class, provide each student with a page to record when they have brought their recommended supplies or útiles. While students are working on the warm up activity (La Campanada), they know to organize their útiles on their desks in the shape of a pyramid. We walk around and stamp.
This is a great time to have short conversations 1:1 with your students. It gives you time to follow-up on an absence or ask about an upcoming match. This is precious time for us, as it may be the only time during the day when a particular student has been approached by an adult to check on their well being.
At the end of a grading period, the stamps are counted and the students receive a grade which is recorded in the Participation category.
This product also includes a photo of how to organize a student's file folder for the class.