This might seem elementary.but I love the quiet spray idea! Very cool teacher ideas on this site. Quiet spray has nothing in the bottle but air. This may be the smartest classroom management tool I have ever seen.
I like this idea of having buckets with math manipulatives in them. This would save so much time because I won't have to pass out the manipulatives each time we do a lesson. I could see assigning a student a job to get these and pass them out each day