Whenever a student is absent, it can be a big hassle to gather their work when they return. Instead, use an Absent Folder. Each morning when I take attendance, I will place this folder on the desk of any student who is absent. Throughout the day, the student sitting closet to the child who is absent will place all work inside of the folder. Then when the student returns to school, all of their absent work is already organized together for them to make up!