I have the student name, date period on the front and back.
This Bellwork / Exit Slip file is printed out and used as a daily worksheet.
There is a bellwork question they write down from the board.
There is a bellwork answer they must produce.
The exit slip has a prompt Monday-Thursday.
Writing down the homework is done Monday-Thursday.
Monday has anything missed from earlier weeks. Some students know they were absent and are missing things
Each day, there is an I do...which is what the students should be producing (product).
Each day, there is an essential question which is what we will cover in class. So in theory, we answer a question each day.
This format in class is helping me with my IPDP and are my goals for the day's lesson, daily review, and did the student learn and understand what they were supposed to be learning all rolled up in this form. It has helped with my administrator walkthroughs.
Feel free to modify this form for your own Bellwork / Exit Slip combo. I have a lot of ESE students who have trouble focusing on what they should be learning today. When they ask me "So what are we doing today...", I usually can point to the board and the bellwork is done when students come in and Exit slip is done a few minutes before class ends. I can see if students were paying attention and getting what I was trying to teach by their exit slip responses.
I usually give 10 points a day and absent students need to make up the bellwork question and answer. There is no "absent" or blanks. It is an easy 50 points a week and is the closest thing I can bring to a daily participation grade.