Use these to correspond to organized
areas of a classroom. For example, glue a "3" on all
items that belong on shelf number three.
Teach little kids numbers, counting,
and line order by affixing a number to each child's lapel.
How quickly can kindergarten kids or first-graders line up
when they are left to read their line numbers themselves?
Attach each number to a popsicle stick
when teaching numbers and counting, then use as flash cards.
Number the lists of positive behaviors
that you expect from students (e.g., sharing, using inside
voices, staying on task). (Many teachers use these
lists as an alternative to "Thou shalt not..." lists of
rules.) When you catch a kid being good, quietly give
the child a number token corresponding to the number of the
positive behavior. On Friday afternoons, for example,
you may allow the students to select prizes by spending