I always had so much trouble getting homework in on time! Parents complained that they didn't understand why grades were low, and I did not have time to call home for every missing assignment.
Finally, I created these simple little forms. Kids cut them in half and submit a request for an extension or a reason for their work being in late. Parents must sign off, which means the parents know just what is going on in the class!
To help students keep track of their progress, I also give them a simple assignment log.
It's amazing how silly little things help make classroom management so much easier, isn't it?
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