There are a few resources that have become invaluable to me this year. One item is my Dollar Store kitchen timer. I really don't know how I'd teach without it. During our work stations, I use it to keep track of time, because I would totally forget to have my students switch stations without it. I love the fact that my timer gives a 5 minute and 3 minute warning beep, so I can be reminded to fill out rubric info before my students switch stations.
Inside almost all of my work station tubs, you'll find the essentials: cards stored in baggies, recording sheet inside the jacket, small pack of dry erase markers, and baby wipes (we use them to clean the jackets).
Keeping all of these supplies inside has helped keep transition and clean up time to a minimum. I'm always looking for new ideas and ways to stay organized, so I'd love to hear all of your great ideas!