Each year my students are given textbooks from the school which they must return at the end of the year. If any pages are torn or written on the student is responsible to pay for the damage. This contract agreement is a fun way to let the students feel responsible for their books and then also let the parents know what we expect. I give this to my students every year. I give them a very nice black ink pen and we go through the official procedures of signing a legal document. The students love it! Signing the agreement also allows me to remind them every so often throughout the year to be taking care of the textbooks.