Think for a few minutes how much time you spend each day trying to gather assignments for students who have had to check out early or have been absent all day. It is a very important task; however, we know that it can take valuable time. This resource is to help you out! Don’t spend any more time scurrying through your lesson plans to make sure you don’t miss any of the make-up work and/or announcements that your student(s) may have missed. Use a page each day to stay “ahead of the make-up work/announcements/what's for homework syndrome.”
This assignment book is very similar to student assignment planners that are sometimes given to students at the beginning of the year. On each page, first, there is a small space to record the date. Additionally, there is a space for you to document who was absent or checked out early etc. The biggest area of the sheet is a space for you to jot down, throughout the day, assignments that were given to students. By jotting them down, you can very quickly look and gather materials quickly for these students. There is also a space dedicated to any important announcements that were made and/or notes that might have gone home or project directions, etc. This area is for all of those other important things that are communicated to the students that the student who is absent doesn’t hear or receive.
The last area on the sheet is that of a space dedicated to place any homework assignments that were discussed, assigned, and/or gone over. By placing all of the information in one spot daily, this becomes a huge time-saver and we all know how valuable our instructional time is. I have included sixty-five pages in this packet but I encourage you to download as often as you need throughout the school year!