Since I use a racing theme in my class room, I have a race car with the kid's names on them. Each car has a small piece of magnet on the back and they hang on the file cabinet. Each day, the kids come in the room and they move their race car underneath their lunch choices (choice 1, choice 2 or lunch from home). It's a three-fold tool-I know who is at school, I know what they want for lunch, and it's a great way for them to show responsibility. After the first month or so, if a student is present and they don't move their race car, I order their lunch for them. I usually only have to do that once because they like to order their own lunch. This would work for any theme in a classroom... just change the race car to whatever cut-out you want.