Put student's names on the back of YOUR nametag so that you won't have to worry about finding the list during something like a firedrill. Most brilliant idea ever. (or spelling words on the back of a student tag)
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.
KETCHUP folder: When students are absent, place a "ketchup folder" on their desk and slide their missed assignments inside the folder throughout the day. Fun and creative way of getting missed work to students who were absent
Teaching With Love and Laughter: Monday Made It! Put names on mailboxes with binder clips! So easy to rearrange and redo when kids move/come in the middle of the year! I wish I would have done this! Maybe next year