Every day my students do Writer's Workshop. They have a folder that they keep all their drafts of stories and unfinished books in. When it is time to do Writer's Workshop, I have them move their desks away from one another, take out their Writer's Workshop Folder and get to work. I play piano music in the background while they are working.
Last year I started doing a daily math prompt. The first 10 minutes of the day, students would get a daily math question, they would glue it in their math journals and they would answer it. This year I am going to start doing this with Language Arts as well. I found this idea from Anna Brantley at Crazy for First Grade. You can see the idea here. Anna Brantley. This year I will be doing the Literacy ones that I found on her blog as well. You can find them here: Literacy Journal Prompts. I did label my journals Language and Math.
Every day we do a morning meeting. I have my kids share something that they did the night before or are excited about. We then do a free writing for about 10 minutes. At this time, I do not correct their work. This is a time for them to use inventive spelling, spelling words that they are learning and just write. I label these Writing Journals.
Finally I send blue Parent Communication Folders home with my kids daily. In these I have paper. I may write notes to parents in them or they might write notes to me. I check these daily and send them home at night.
I hope that you can use some of these!