Put your student's names on the back of YOUR name tag. This will help you during a fire drill, tornado drill, and earthquake drill so that you won't have to worry about finding the class list. Most brilliant idea ever.
The Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree is made from a carpet roll (free from local carpet store) tube wrapped in brown butcher paper, stuck in a Christmas tree stand. The top is an umbrella covered with green leaves.
KETCHUP folder: When students are absent, place a "ketchup folder" on their desk and slide their missed assignments inside the folder throughout the day. Fun and creative way of getting missed work to students who were absent