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Easy Ways to Manage Student Work and All Those Papers

Wow, back to school time already! I can hardly believe it. Today my goal is to get my Friday folders ready.

Managing student work and sending papers home used to be a real pain in the you-know-what. Sorting them into student mailboxes every day, getting them from the mailboxes into the students' folders on Friday afternoon, and then into backpacks seemed like a monumental task, or at least a never-ending one.

But I've come up with a system to manage student papers that really works and is absolutely ZERO effort for me. My students do it all. What was that? No work, students do it all? Tell me more!

Well, first, I got some plastic envelopes like these...