Keeping track of those who have turned in work and who have not. Have a list of the students' names and cross them out when the kids turn in their work. So simple! Have the kids cross off their own names is even better!
Student desk setup for Meet the Teacher: Student info sheet, meet the Teacher page, and a goody bag. Inside the bag is a pencil, a star eraser, and bubbles with a note that says "Third Grade is bubbling with excitement!" (I'd use my bubbles instead.
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.
Keeping Track of Everything with Checklists (Ladybug's Teacher Files)