These cards were designed to be used after giving directions to your class for an independent task. Once you've given directions, ask students to show you on their card how they are feeling about the task. This gives you a quick check on the room to see if your directions were clear and children can be set free, or if you need to revisit your directions before sending kids to work on their own. It's nice to quickly see who can get right to work, who can start but needs a little more guidance, and who really cannot begin without further assistance.
These cards can be used by taping them down to desks, keeping them available in pencil caddies or cases, or just passing out for the response before sending kids to independent work. Please let me know if you have any questions!