Here are just some of the ideas I use in my classroom to help keep my students organized:
Each student has a "Work in Progress" Folder in their desk. They use this folder to put any unfinished work in. Anytime throughout the day that they have time, they are to get this folder out and finish any work in it. This really helps the students keep from shoving papers in their desk.
I really don't let the students keep much in their desk. They have their "Work in Progress" folder, journal, 1 book, headphones, and pencil box with crayons. Any other additional supplies are kept in my supply bins. They will get the supplies only when they need them and then put them back.
Around December the name tags on the student desks start to look horrible. They start peeling up and coming off. I take them off the desks and the students just use the number on the back of their chair to know where they sit.
They store their center folders (yellow for literacy centers and blue for math centers) in their numbered spot on the pocket chart.
These pencil bins prevent the students from sharpening their pencils in the middle of your lesson.
This is the restroom break system I have. When the green sign is posted the students may move their number next to the restroom sign and take the pass and go. If the red sign is up, then they may not leave the classroom to take a break. Unless of course it is an emergency. This prevents students from raising their hand and asking to go to the restroom in the middle of your lesson.
These bins are used to place each students work in after it is graded. The students take home their graded work placed in their numbered spot at the end of each week. I purchased these bins at Sams.
These numbered bags are used to place different student materials in that you might need in the middle of a lesson. Instead of having to pass out each of the supplies you can have what each student needs in their bag at all times. They just grab their bag and come to the carpet or to their desk. It makes things so easy! I bought these bags from Oriental Trading. I dicut the numbers out of material and then had my mom sew them on.
These are the student portfolios I keep during the school year. I put important paperwork, progress reports, daily work, etc. in each of the student's portfolio. To keep the papers divided by month I have the students color each cardstock paper divider and then place it into their portfolio.
Each student has a daily binder that goes home each day with important information, notes, etc. The calendar shows important events and the student's behavior for that day.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my ideas. If you have any questions on how I do things, please let me know!