October 18, 2006
I have different colored gift bags for each of my classes. I call them “Absent Bags,” and keep them on hooks at central location in my classroom. When a student is absent, I put that student's name on the work for that day and place the papers in the appropriate class Absent Bag. When the student comes to school the next day, he brings the bag to his seat, gets the work, and returns the bag to the hook. My co-teacher and I like to make the joke that we love giving presents to our absent students!