Put an end to students constantly asking, "WHAT DID I MISS?"!
Or better yet, "DID Y'ALL DO ANYTHING IMPORTANT YESTERDAY?" *scream*
Keep a binder in the front of your classroom.
Fill it out at the end of the day (or have a student do it for you!).
Upon returning from an absence, students check the binder to find out what they missed and what they need to make up.
Helpful Hint: Also keep a drawer or folder nearby for handouts!