Every morning my kids put their homework folder on their desk and have silent reading time. While they are busy with that, I take my checklist to each student and look at their homework. This way I can immediately see if their name is on it, if they've finished it and if they indeed brought it in. This method eliminates no-name papers, and the "I swear I turned it in" blues. I am also able to help those who didn't understand the homework so they can get it done during recess.