Introduction slides are a great way to organize + help provide structure to the beginning of your class. Since implementing introduction slides, I have heard less of the, "what are we doing today?" or "what do I need?" questions. Each month, I provide four free + editable introduction slide options. I create them on google slides and they are available for download on my TpT store.
One item on each individual slide is an attendance questions. I get a lot of questions on how these can be implemented into a classroom. Truthfully, this can be used in a variety of ways. It also depends on whether you are teaching remote or in person. Originally, I used this as an actual way to take attendance. I would call each name and the student would respond with the answer to their question. Now, I like to use the Peardeck extension to record my responses. There are so many other options available, including the google classroom stream, zoom chat, nearpod, etc. In my opinion, the attendance question is a great way to spark some interesting discussions and increase class engagement.