A paper towel holder with page protectors attached by binder rings. Classroom reference for a substitute? How about an easy access dictionary for a writing center (Add reference tabs for each letter of the alphabet)? What about a place to display student work?
DIY - you could easily make this with a vintage drawer and some C-hooks; Upcycled Jewelry Organizing Display (Wood Drawer 71). $58.00, via Etsy.