1. Pick-Me Sticks
One of my favorite tools for sharing is popsicle sticks. That way I can make sure everyone gets an opportunity to share. Everyone's name goes on a popsicle stick and then I put them all in a jar. When I need a volunteer I choose from the jar, flip the popsicle stick, and return it to the jar. However I can never remember which side of the popsicle stick I should be pulling from. To solve this problem, I used a blank popsicle stick and velcroed it to the jar. That way I can use the blank popsicle stick direction and flip it around to match the rest.
Put the sticks in a cup of paint so one side is different than the other. Add names to popsicle sticks.
I used to have boxes labeled by days of the week. Many of you do as well. It never worked for me. I would run out of time or something else would come up. So I switched and made bins for subjects then put materials in the bin based on subject, rather than day of week.
Every year, I would hand write a list of things I needed to do for back to school. After a few times doing this, I realized I was writing the same basic things all the time. I typed it up, saved it, and now all I have to do is print it each year. (I have the same plan for packing also:-)
Spending time sorting student work is not something I really want to spend my time on. Students are fully capable of this. I used, one of my many, sterlite drawers and labeled them for each of the three weekly things that are turned in each week. Math has a different turn-in box. Even 1st graders could do it, I just added pictures.