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The Homework Slip

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4th - 12th
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  1. This bundle includes products you need to establish procedures & systems in your classroom. Ideal for intermediate grades and middle school.Included in this bundle:The Homework Slip to Manage Missing WorkThe Homework Request Form to Manage Pre-Arranged AbsencesMidgley's Management Plan & ED
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This simple system designed to help teachers track missing assignments works for classrooms grades 4-12. Two editable printable forms make for a system that will easily fit your needs.


+ Two editable versions of the Homework Slip in Microsoft Word

+ Version One Includes:

Sized: Half Page

Date, Name, Class Period, Name of Assignment, 6 checkboxes to choose from, with space for an explanation.


I did the assigned homework, but did not bring it to class.

I chose not to do my homework.

I forgot to do my homework.

I did not have the materials I needed at home.

I lost my homework.

Other: ______

+ Version Two Includes:

Sized: Quarter Page

Name, assignment, due date, with space for reason it is not being turned in, and student signature.

Includes a statement about grading policy and late grade.


+ If a student doesn’t have their completed work for ANY reason, they are required to fill out and submit the homework slip instead.

+ The Homework Slip is a way for students to give their explanation without embarrassment. It is also a reminder to the student of their responsibility. When collecting homework, I can take a quick peak at the slip, and if needed, I can have a private chat with the student later.

+ When grading, I will keep all the Homework Slips in a stack next to the graded assignments. I enter the grades in the grade-book as usual. Then I pick up the stack of Homework Slips. In the comments section of the student’s grade, I will quote the student’s reason for not turning in their assignment.


+ When conferencing with students and parents, use a printed grade report that shows the comments. Reference the student explanations when questioned about why the student is not turning it their work. Using quotes from the student puts the focus and responsibility on the student and not the teacher.

You may be interested in more simple, systems to help your classroom run more efficiently and stress free. Check out my e-book, Classroom Set Up: Teacher Playbook


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2 pages
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