While You Were Out Template For Absent Students Homework

While You Were Gone

The work we do in class each day doesn't stop because a student is absent.  Usually, as the day wears on, it piles up on their desk creating a mound of unfinished work that will need to be completed at some point.  In order to *hopefully* tame this mess, and have a chance at the work being completed, I have made some "While You Were Gone" folders.

Over the summer, I ordered these awesome "While You Were Gone" notepads from...wait for it...wait for it...Vista Print.  (I know some of you were shocked and awed that I mentioned them again....not like I am obsessed or anything)  The pad comes with 50 sheets, which was perfect, since I only have 30 kids.
I then took the sheets apart and glued them onto red folder and laminated.  When a student is absent, my Table Captain goes to get a red folder from the holder and places it on the absent student's desk.  As the day wears on, and papers get distributed, the Table Captain simply places any work that needs to be completed in the folder.  This sits neatly on the student's desk so there is no muss, no fuss.

At the end of the day, I write the items that need to be completed and returned.  The student takes the folder home the next day (or whichever day he returns), and completes the work within 3 days.  So far, it has worked out nicely.
(and please ignore the fact that this student missed every problem on his math homework. We are working on it ;) ) 

How do you deal with absent students and missed work? 

While You Were Out

Missing Assignment Logs Set 1

The printable forms in this set will provide primary grade teachers with an easy, efficient, self-explanatory method of tracking assignments for absent students. The first form is blank and allows you to write in the subject area, due date, assignment, and directions for up to five areas of study. The second form is labeled with the subject areas of math, science, reading, and social studies with a blank space enabling you to include additional coursework. Again, this set includes a space to record the due date, assignment, and directions for your students.

These missed assignment forms are best printed in full color but are almost as eye-catching in black and white! No answer keys are included.

Grade recommendation: k-3

Skills: missing assignment log | classroom management | teacher resource | free classroom printable

Item 3717 | 2 pages | Publisher: T. Smith Publishing ©2012 | by Tracey Smith

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