I am teaching first grade next year and have a question about daily work. The other teachers in my grade level have a work folder for each students that is kept in their desks. As they finish their work they put it in the folder. At the end of the day they turn in the folders. With this method it seems it would be easier to check and see all work was actually done by each student and that papers weren't just stuffed into the desk. Also, you would know which papers belong to each student incase they do not have a name on them. Getting in and out of their seats would be cut down by using the folder system too. I thought about using a basket system where they turn in each paper as they finished. I think this would work well because the papers would already be sorted by subject and I could start grading during conference by just grabbing a stack instead of going through all the folders. What do you think? What is the best method? Do you have other ideas?