I have issues getting kids to do their homework - especially because I almost NEVER collect and grade (joys of teaching 160 students)! So I implemented this system. Kids get credit for completing their homework based on a spot check. This punch card system helps them to feel more encouraged to do it.
-I got a star shaped hole punch at Michael's to try to eliminate false punches.
-Print on cardstock or colorful paper to help the kids find it quickly as you are checking work during entrance routines.
-Add "fine print" of types of assignments they can't use the pass on such as take home tests, vocabulary, projects or unit review.
-Writing names on cards prevents kids from sharing or worse - selling their cards.