Many times students at this level feel we, the teacher, have misplaced their work. One of the best ways I have found to make life easier for the student, teacher, and parent is to keep a legal pad with the assignment and date written down. If the student does not turn a paper in on that day he/she simply signs the pad indicating he/she did not have the assignment. This procedure keeps peace across the board and builds character for the student. The student is more aware of how many times he/she has not been prepared for class when he/she has to sign routinely.