Thursday, January 10, 2013

Managing Homework!

Managing homework (or paper work for that matter) can be extremely overwhelming. I have found a simple system that I would love to share.

At the beginning of the school year, I determine what my homework schedule is going to look like. I then create a table in word with my students' names, as well as the different homework items that will be sent home during the week.

After I have designed a table that suits my needs, I print the sheet and make multiple copies. I clip the copies to a clipboard (one of my best friends). I hang the clipboard next to my H.O.R.S.E folder box (see Mrs. Bainbridge's website to learn more about the folder organization). H.O.R.S.E folders are place for students to organize their homework as they bring it back and forth from home to school.
Each morning, students turn in their H.O.R.S.E folders. As students manage their other morning responsibilities, I check-in student homework. I put check mark under a homework item that a student has completed. If a student has failed to complete or return the item, I circle the box as a reminder for myself. Lastly, if I have an absent student, I write a small A in the corner.
This picture shows the beginning of a weekly homework check-in sheet. The process is simple and straight-forward, but ultimately, I have found it helpful in managing incoming/incomplete homework.

I hope this little tip helps you and I would LOVE to hear more about your homework systems!


Collaboration Cuties said...

Thanks for that tip Caralee! I need a system. I've tried a system but of course it takes time to do it. I need to make that a goal for this semester to stay on top of it! This was a good reminder that it can be simple, I just need to take the time to do it!!

Collaboration Cuties

Caralee DeHerrera said...

Amanda, I have tried other systems, but I keep coming back to this one! Thanks for stopping by...hope school is going well!

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