One thing I struggle with EVERY YEAR is keeping track of all the things my kids missed while they were absent. Things go missing, things get stolen and I just don't have time to chase after everything. I'm on a mission this year to make it easier on everyone myself! I'm making six different, laminated folders. I will have a class job for two students to be in charge of the folders (if both are absent, I will take care of it). They are considered the "contact" for the absent student if he/she has questions. The contact will fill out the While You Were Out sheet with things the absent student missed and work they need to make up, along with news and things to remember. He/she will also make sure that EVERYTHING (field trip forms, flyers, flip books made, etc.) is put into the folder. When the absent student returns to school he/she will go over what was missed with the contact person and then make up the work missed. Click here if you'd like my While You Were Out Freebie!
What methods do you use in your classroom to ensure that missed work is made up?