Homework BINGO - When students turn their homework in each morning, they get to write their name on any square. On Friday, teacher pulls out two bingo chips.Whichever names are on that square get to pick out of the treasure box at the end of the day.
Use a cover slip when collecting assignments. Grade the assignment, record the grade on the cover slip, then pass the papers back to students. No alphabetizing papers for the grade book. You can also see at a glance who didn't turn work in.
Put a class list (on cute paper, of course) in a picture frame. Use a dry-erase marker to mark students off of a list! Add a line at the top of the page to remind you what it is for. Field trip money, papers signed and returned, etc.