Tip 1: When possible, have students in different classes use different colored paper. My Kindergarteners made collages. Each class had a different color background paper which made it a breeze to sort and put in their folder.
Tip 2: Use different paper sizes for each class. This isn't always possible, but sometimes it works perfectly. For example, in my large classes a smaller paper gives everyone more room at the table to work. A large paper works well for classes who seem to always finish early.
Tip 3: Always stand at the drying rack for the first few projects. Be a stickler for putting their work next to their friends. I tell them if they don't I may "lose their work" which is the truth! I never used to stand at the rack but believe me it has saved me loads of time and lots of headaches over "lost" art.
Tip 4: Keep your classroom folders (or however you store the art work) next to the drying rack. Save your steps!
Tip 5: Put away work as soon as possible. Preferably before it becomes an overwhelming pile the size of Mount Everest!
Got any ideas? PLEASE SHARE!
If you have any quick tips let me know!