I like to use little tidy tubs at every table. This cuts down on the walking around. The team captain empties the tidy tub at the end of the day. My students do lots of cutting and pasting throughout the day and there is always so many little pieces of paper. We use interactive notebooks for each subject and this the best tip I've discovered over the years to help cut down on the mess. I've used this tidy tub strategy with students in grades PreK-3rd grade! ENJOY THIS FREEBIE and leave feedback or follow me for more!