I create two folders for each of my classes marked 'To Return' and 'To Correct' and place them in a slotted holder on my desk. I write the class periods in bright marker on the tabs to easily tell them apart. When a student is absent, I write their name on the handouts and place them in the 'To Return' folder. When the student returns to school, he/she can get the work out of the folder without disrupting the class. When I collect assignments, I place them in the 'To Correct' folder. Then I put the corrected papers in the 'To Return' folder to pass back to the students. This works out nicely, because it keeps me organized and absent students can get their work as soon as they return to school.