Having trouble keeping track of late, missing, or absent assignments? Here's your super simple answer to the problem. These slips can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom, but here's how I use them:
*Copy the slips on to colored paper*
1. While checking homework, pass out one slip to each student missing the assignment.
2. Student fills out slip completely, then put the slip in the late slip chart behind their name. In my classroom, this is a pocket chart with each student's name listed alphabetically. I keep a record of all missing assignments and cross check with the chart regularly.
3. When the student is ready to turn in the assignment, they retrieve their slip, fill out the "Turned In On" date, and staple the slip to their assignment. Late assignments MUST have this slip attached to be graded.
All late work in my class is due by the following Monday at the latest (some exception for excused absences), so at the end of the day Monday, I take out all slips from the pocket chart. I keep a file for each student and contact parents as missing assignments add up.
This system works well with my sixth grade students and can be easily tweaked to fit the needs of any classroom. Good luck!