1. Absent Work
While you may be thinking that I've finally fallen off my rocker, please hear me out.
We have two types of absent students - the chronic absentees who miss every Monday or at least one day every two weeks and the ones who are in every activity imaginable. There are a lot of activities in the spring. A LOT.
This past year I took a step forward and created a file similar to this picture. I was sure this would be the cure to my pain. While it helped, it was more for me. Setting up a management system where the students would go to the folder and get the work would probably have been a good idea. Unfortunately that simple thought did not strike at an appropriate time.
|I'd love to give credit. This|
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Here is my new plan for this year.
|If you would like the label, you can download it HERE.|
Will this take some training up front? Yes. Will it be worth it come crazy-time in the spring? I hope so. Thoughts are still mulling on how exactly to manage this. It's possible we will have jobs that rotate in our groups - supplies, absent work, turning in papers, and trash.
These folders are going to be placed in the storage containers that I will somehow acquire before August 10. (Want to make a donation? I need 8 containers!)
|This photo is from the Superhero Teacher's Resources.|
I headed out to my local Dollar Trees to see what they had for containers. If you are a teacher and have never been to Dollar Tree, go right now! They have a teacher section. If you go early, there is a decent selection. Need bulletin board letters? They have them- for ONE DOLLAR! Each store has a slightly different selection, and I will admit going to all three Dollar Tree stores the other day.
|Dollar Tree - $1.00|
The cute pencil folder pictured above? Pack of three for $1.00 from the Dollar Tree.
I was SUPER excited to find these small trash cans. They will fit perfectly on top of the containers I will acquire before August 10. I added numbers to both sides of the trash can. These will be my group numbers.