To manage make-up work, I decorate several manila folders with cut-out shapes (apples, pencils, etc.). On the outside of these folders, I write: 'We missed you! Please complete the enclosed make up work and return it in this folder to (teacher's name) as soon as possible.' I laminate the folders and whenever students are absent, I write their name on the tab of the folder using a washable overhead marker. I place the folder on the absent student's desk. Whenever I pass out any papers, I have a student who sits nearby place the papers in the folder. When the student returns to school, he/she will find the make up work waiting on the desk. When the work is returned, I wipe the student's name off the folder and reuse it.