I love my classroom! I figure since I have to be in it 8 hours (sometimes longer) it should be nice to look at. The kids like it too.
Homework board – Students come in and check the board, then write down their homework assignments. I don’t assign homework everyday, maybe 2-3 days a week.
Absent folders – When students are absent, I write down their assignments and, when they return, they check the folder with their grade. There is usually some work or worksheets that they’ve missed while they were out. However many days they were absent, that’s the number of days they have to complete the work and turn it in for a grade.