We all have those students who are perpetually absent. This is a great way to help them organize their make up work when they have missed multiple days. It helps communicate missed assignments to parents as well. Currently I am teaching in a departmentalized classroom teaching two subjects. It makes it easy for the students who are absent to keep up with missed work from all classes.All of the teachers put the missed assignments on one sheet for the student to keep up with. When I was self contained, I found it easiest to keep up with if I put the students name on the top of the sheet in the morning when I take roll and then place on their desk. Then throughout the day as we start a new lesson I could write the assignment in the appropriate spot and attach any needed sheets.