HI!! I'm so excited to be mid-week blogging like old times!
I had a chance to snap a few pictures after school today and wanted to share a homework management system that has been a huge help for me this year!
I owe it all to the fabulous Kristine, from Young Teacher Love (have you seen all of her Common Core math goodies?! Incredible!). Kristine has written very helpful posts on this system (with homework management printables): In Love! and Amazing Idea for Homework Management.
With this system, each student has a space to turn in their homework...a space the teacher can see very easily to quickly check for homework that has been turned in! Kind of an at-a-glance accountability system...
(It's a also great visual reminder to pass in homework for students who arrive at different times during the morning).
So, to set this up, I used some of those clear binder pockets and hot glued them to the wall (this is something I've done in the past to display books in my class). I used two dots of glue at the top edges of the pocket and left the bottom hanging free. I've only had one fall off (pretty sure my fingers were all burny and hot-glued-out at that point, leading to a bad gluing job!) but the others have stayed on nicely.
I like the clear pockets because they don't really stand out too much. They also make it really easy to see when they are filled with homework...
(that's just a blank paper, but you get the idea!).
And that's it! Between this homework system and the student numbering system in general, my teaching life has been SO much easier this year! Thank you Kristine and thanks bloggy friends!!
What are some management techniques you use for homework?