I must admit that I am not ready for summer to end. I keep reading other blogs about setting up the classroom and I have to keep reminding myself that I have almost another month left of summer break. It is the perk of going through the middle of June. I am slowly beginning to think about next year and what I want to try with my new Littles. I think that is one of the biggest blessings about our job...the chance to be innovative on a regular basis. I love the feeling of possibilities. I love that we can reinvent what didn't work last year and keep what did work.
So, I wanted to share with ya'll a little freebie that just added to TPT tonight. It's something that works for me and I wanted to share it. It's a way that I communicate with students and parents that missing assignments have consequences. My Oops sheet helps me relay that to my students and their families.
It is a quick (yes QUICK) sheet that students complete before going to recess if they didn't bring their homework. I know some of you might be of the notion that students need recess and I do to. I just also believe that actions have consequences. I also understand that most of my students don't have active parents at home helping them with their homework each night. My school has over 75 % free and reduced lunch. My school has over 30 languages too. But, my Littles all speak "recess" and "get this signed by your mom or dad." And again, it is QUICK! You simply tell the student what number to add to the math facts on the sheet and have a copy of the spelling words handy. If you think that you would like a copy, visit my TPT store (click HERE) and snag yourself a free copy :)