Missed Homework

24 Apr

One issue I’m dealing with a lot is missed homework.  Some students tend to be absent a lot and don’t make up their homework like they are supposed to.  On the first day of school, I explained the missed homework folders to students.  In the back of the classroom by the check-in board, students could find any missed homework or forms in the “We missed you” box.

On the box, it explains to students exactly what they should do if they are absent.

We missed you!

Folder #1(Forms): Pull out any forms with your name on them and put them in your blue folder.

Folder #2 (Monday): Pull out any homework or tests that you missed on this day.

Folder #3 (Tuesday): Pull out any homework or tests that you missed on this day.

Folder #4 (Wednesday): Pull out any homework or tests that you missed on this day.

Folder #5 (Thursday): Pull out any homework or tests that you missed on this day.

Folder #6 (Friday): Pull out any homework or tests that you missed on this day.

 You have two days to complete any missed homework or tests.  It is your responsibility to come to me for help or to take missed tests during your recess.

My students surprisingly well with the box.  Every week we trade jobs and I have two students who are “Teacher Helpers.”  Anytime I have homework or forms to pass out, they pass it out to the whole class.  If anyone is absent, they write that person’s name on the paper and put it in the appropriate folder.  Students also do well with checking the box when they are absent.  Now, whether or not they actually do the homework once they’ve taken it home is another story.

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