1-2-3 Come Get Organized With Me
Using Absent Folders, is my all-time FAVORITE classroom management tip.
Three years ago I blogged about this, and shared a few covers. Today, I revamped this idea, and 76-pages later, am happy to present my latest classroom management packet: The Absent Folders & Notes packet.
You will LOVE this idea, as it's so easy to implement & such a hassle-free time saver!
Simply choose the folder cover(s) you like, print, glue to a file folder & laminate. You're done! Use them every year.
When a child is absent, put a folder on their desk. When you pass out a worksheet, the student who sits in front of them, puts a copy inside the folder.
If you're working in a workbook, tear out those sheets & include them. (No more writing down a list of what pages, in what workbooks they need to do.)
Any notes being sent home that day also get tossed inside. The folder remains on their desk 'til they return, with each day's work paper clipped.
Now if a sibling pops in at the end of the day, or the office calls at the last minute that a parent has come to pick up assignments, you just take the "stuff" out of the folder, add a little get well note (I have 14 to choose from) & you're done!
No more frantic craziness at the end of the day when you're busy getting your kiddos ready for dismissal.
The packet includes:
* 34 cover options (Some cutesy & some for older grades)
* 14 "get well" plus "we miss you" notes. (Because children are absent for lots of reasons. I included these because there were many times I wanted to include a little note or card to make an ill child smile, but just didn't have the time or resources.)
* labels for your basket.
* cover for your notes.
* several options for "due date" notes
Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop forThe Absent Folders & Notes packet.
To celebrate back to school, I've knocked a dollar off for a limited time, so this super, stress-buster, is only $2.95. I sincerely hope you like this time saving tip as much as I do.
Even tho' I've up-dated this idea, I've left my initial FREEBIE on my site. It includes 4 file folder covers, simply click on the link to grab them.
Well that's it for today. Feels good to get another thing checked off my to do list. I hope you find it useful.
It's a beautiful summer night. Temperatures have cooled way down, and there's a hint of fall in the air.
Great to have all of the windows open again. Wishing you a star-filled evening.
"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." - Sarah Williams