Sunday, September 1, 2013

Manic Monday-Late Work Board

If you are anything like me, I am always looking for a better way to keep track of my students' late work.  Over the years I have tried a variety of tricks from writing it on the board to using small pocket charts.  This year I am trying something new and much cuter! These are the materials I started with:  some ribbon, an old chalkboard slate, a glue gun, a display stand (found these for half off at Hobby Lobby), and my front and back signs.

The first thing I did was glue the ribbon around the front and back of my chalkboard. Then I glued the front and back signs in the middle of each side and set it on my display stand. And that's it!  How easy was that?!

So, this is my plan for using it.  In the morning, my students bring me their planners and homework.  If they do not have an assignment completed, I write it on the next page in their planner (so parents will see it when they sign it that night) and I write it on a 2 x 2 sticky note with their name and student number.  I then place the sticky note on the Late Work board.  

During the day, I turn the board around facing the class, so they will be reminded to complete their assignment when they have time.  When a student completes a late assignment, they bring it up to my desk, remove the sticky note from the board, place it on their late paper, and set it on my desk.  

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  1. I love this idea! I have my kids turn in all of their work in a hanging file. I ask a few students to check off numbers to see who is missing work and then they go hunt the person down to tell them. Sometimes I write it on the board too. Your way probably works much better. Thanks for sharing!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Cute way of managing incomplete assignments!
    Antonia @ forkin4th

  3. I love this idea! I'm using a late work binder this year, so I have documentation of how many times each student is missing assignments. Thanks for sharing!
    Chalk & Apples