I keep a large laminated calendar on the wall above a set of cubby slots. Everyday, I jot down on a post-it note what we did in class and any work that needs to be made up. I date the note, and tape it to the calendar on the appropriate day. I can post five weeks of assignments at a time, which carries us from midterm to report cards. When one of my students returns from an absence, they know to go the calendar to see what they missed and they can retrieve any needed papers from the cubby slots. This promotes self-discipline and responsibility. My students have adapted well and the feedback from parents has been very positive.