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The No Homework Binder- when kids don't do their homework, they write the date, assignment, and why they didnt do it. Discussion point at parent conferences. Instead of recording the verbal excuses... in your head...

Student Reflection Form "No Homework" Binder

Classroom Library Check Out - love this idea, though I might use a binder system instead, as my students LOVE to read from the classroom library!

On the day an assignment is due, the rule in my classroom is that EVERYONE turns SOMETHING in. If a student does not have his/her assignment, he/she must fill out one of these Missing Work Logs (which I affectionately call “The Yellow Sheet” because they are printed out bright yellow paper) and turn it in in place of said assignment. Blank logs are kept in a stack at the front of my classroom, and my students know to grab one if they are missing an assignment on a due date.

5 essential questions teachers should ask students every day for inquiry based learning!

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25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

Make a "No Name" board for homeless homework.

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Create a Goal Board! {SMART Goals}

Have your students build a SMART goal board using this product and manila folders!

Random Name Selector--kids loved it last year!

The Yellow Sheet...on a due date, if a student does not have their assignment, they fill out a "yellow" sheet. It should ask for basic info (assignment, due date, student signature, etc). Use it to record the actual date the assignment is turned in and the number of points deducted. Detach the bottom portion to staple to the assignment, keep the top portion as a record. (If the assignment never comes in, a zero is recorded and the yellow sheet gets filed. GREAT for parent-teacher…

One student is selected to be the "Ask Me" person (to help students who need assistance) while the teacher works with small groups-no disruptions for the teacher!!!