These folders are a life saver on days when students are absent. I place the folder on top of the absent student's desk. Throughout the day, I put the assignments into the folder as I pass them out or I have a helper in charge of stuffing the folder. This alleviates the craziness of the end of the day when parents show up to pick up missed work and there's a messy pile of work on the desk.
Just print the cover of your choice (four styles), glue it to the front of a pocket folder, glue the instruction border to the inside pocket, and laminate; now you have a wonderful resource to get you through the year when you are frazzled and not prepared to deal with the madness of absences! Enjoy!