I always hated when kids had to turn in papers, assignments, permission slips, etc., and I would be missing a few and had to figure out which ones I was missing. This year I typed up a class list, glued it to construction paper, and laminated it. When something needs to be returned, and I am missing a few, I go through my pile and cross the names off the list with a dry-erase marker. I can easily see whose papers are missing. I keep the list in my top desk drawer because I use it so often! I just thought I would share my "brilliant" idea.