Last spring I started using tiny dot stickers on my monthly planner calendar.
I use one color for all the journal assignments I need to grade for my classes and another color for all the tests I need to grade. This way I can quickly glance down to see how many stacks I'll need to get through each week.
Although my first thought when typing that last sentence was, "so I can quickly see how screwed I am". Let's just say, I have yet to figure out how to develop multiple class schedules that create a well-spaced work load.
Today I started loading the dots up for this semester...and added one more color (red) to mark the days that Sean is working as an assistant coach after school.
I just roughly started adding up how much grading all these tiny dots mean...roughly 490 journals and tests. Yikes.