A tip from my newest blog post, "The Mathematics of Calendar Time" on ktothecore.com. Choose a daily helper-On the first day of school, each child draws her face on a paper plate and writes her name on the back. I put them on a ring and flip the top plate each day. I have weekly helpers as well, but my “Paper Plate Person” is my go-to person for the day. She fills in for the weekly helpers, delivers messages and attendance, and controls calendar time. It’s a coveted position!