Sub Tub -- Possible things to include: A Welcome Binder (explaining the daily schedule, where things are in the room and anything the sub might need like computer log-in codes), emergency lesson ideas, great books, games and other activities to do!
File crate with each student's name on it. File work for them to do when they are "done" that is differentiated. you can also put work in there that they need extra practice with. I'm thinking big YES! :) extra work for brownie points
When cutting, sharpening or whatever.students put trash in the "tidy tub." Then at the end of the day, one student empties the tidy tub in the big trash can. No more scrap paper all over the floor and no more kids running to the trash can!
Add an icon so students sit at same spot for small groups every time. Eliminates time wasted due to seating arguments and reinforces a skill- shapes, colors, etc. Could do with sight words- laminated shape and dry erase marker. Change every week or so?
Boxes from the Target Dollar Spot" or the Dollar store covered with polka dot scrapbook paper and attached to white board with magnetic clips. They hold remotes, chart markers, dry erase markers, erasers, and board clips.