This is how make-up work has been handled in my classroom in the past. I only have one corkboard though, so I have been less than thrilled with this system, although it works great. I just hate to use my one bulletin board for something as boring as make-up work! I made pockets out of a sheet of construction paper, taped it on three sides, leaving the top open. Using my cricut, I cut out letters and glued them to the construction paper. Those are the last names of the four homerooms. As I take roll for each class, I write the names of the absent students on my notes and hand-outs and pop them in the folder. Students know if they have been absent to check the make-up folder for their work. They have 3 days to turn it in, if it was for a grade.
For the new year, however, I have decided to do something a little different. I want to reclaim my lone bulletin board, and came across this idea on pinterest. I think making this and adding the homeroom names and hanging it somewhere would be a great idea. I don’t have a sewing machine, but maybe if I laminate and staple the folders together it would still work? I also will just use cheap manila file folders and cover in scrapbook paper. That would make this project even cheaper.
I am also going to implement this (edit as you need) worksheet, and designate someone in the class to be in charge of filling it out. I always have students ask me what we did or if this worksheet was for a grade, etc. So I think having a description of the previous days activity, added in with the work, will really streamline my make-up work process.
Finally, reading through the comments gave me another idea. If I made two more, I could have one for turn-in work and one for graded work. The wheels in my brain are turning!!
So, hopefully this will get your brain working with ideas for make up work. If you are a new teacher, it is imperative you have a system in place before the school year begins, because you need to introduce it with your rules and procedures.
Reblog and share your ideas for make up work!