This has many possibilities, but one way to easily access your documents is to add them to your bookmark bar. While you can star items in Google Drive so that you can find important documents with ease, if its something you will be using frequently, you can also add them directly to your bookmark bar, and just click on the bookmark tab to open the document or folder.
You can bookmark an individual document or an entire folder. You could bookmark a folder that has all of your class assignments in it, or all of your OTES documents, or an individual spreadsheet that you use to record student participation. With these documents or folders in your bookmark bar, you won't need to open Google Drive and search for those items.
This idea was showcased in the latest issue of Westerville's "Sharing Science" here.
Below is a short video that walks you through how to add, delete and organize the bookmarks in your bookmark bar.