Here's one. This year I got 3" binders for each student, which I kept on a shelf (so they did not get wrecked in their desks). They also had pocket-folders for Spelling and Writer's Workshop. They had IKEA book boxes for independent and group reading books. When they finished any work and it was graded, I put it in one basket. Now and then the kids would pass back the finished/graded work and put it in the 3" binder (they had tabs for each subject to organize it). When conferences came around, they could choose three pieces of work for me to share with their parents to either show their skills or show their growth. At the end of the year, they took their two pocket folders and everything from the 3" binder into the (emptied) book boxes to take home. I put their class numbers on the spine of the 3" binders so I can use them year after year.