I like to have the kids help me pass out papers, but I hated having them set the extras on my desk. I am a little OCD about having a clean desk... So I would end up passing the papers out instead. After I have taught the lesson and they are going to be completing some sort of paper and pencil activity, I would go through the process of passing the papers out, but I didn't have a good place to put the extras.
Towards the end of the year, I would just make a stack on the absent students desk, but then I wouldn't follow through. I should have gone over, stacked them neatly, and stapled them together. Ugh. What usually happened was they kid would stuff all the papers in their desk, never to be seen again.
I hope I am not the only one with this problem...
Thankfully, I have a plan for this year. I saw this pin on Pinterest and knew it would help me solve this problem.
Here is my version:
I bought expanding file folders at WalMart and added the pretty days of the week. Easy!
Here are the days of the week labels if you want them.
When a student is out for the day, I will just place one of these on their desk that afternoon. It will be their responsibility (with prompting from me when necessary) to grab their work and complete it.
Click HERE to get these.
I can't wait to put these up in my classroom!
As always, email me for an editable version. Have a great day!