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.--I also like that I would be able to see at a glance who didn't turn work in...
Fluttering Through First Grade: Bathroom policy - students make a tally in the box with their number every time they go to the bathroom. This way you don't have to deny anyone who actually needs to go, but you have a record for both the student and their parents if someone is going too often.
When you say "fist to five check" students rate their understanding by holding up the appropriate number of fingers. The goal is for everyone to be in the green. Great way for students to self-assess their understanding and help you to gauge student understanding.
Ask Me tag--one student serves as the "Ask Me" person while the teacher is working with a small group. All students will go to this person instead of interrupting the teacher, which wastes precious small group instruction time.
Absent Bin…an easy way to make students responsible for getting make-up work. Great idea! Any extra copies go to the “extra copies” bin by the door. This might make for a more independent classroom though!