This is a homework log sheet that my students use when they come to class with an incomplete homework assignment. It puts all the responsibility of the "missing" homework on the student. It stays in my classroom (in the student portfolios) and when students come without their homework completed, they fill it in for the assignment they are missing while I collect it from the students who are prepared. When they eventually complete the assignments listed on their log sheet, they check it off in the space provided. Students can access it at any time to see if they are missing anything, and they do it without involving the teacher! Priceless. :)
It is also good to have this record (in the student's handwriting) if a parent ever needs to see the record of incomplete work.