When students come into my room every day, they look to see if there's anything to glue in in the wire bins I always have out - if there is, they get right to it. I rarely have tardy students since they can get right together with their friends to glue in pages.
|Wire bins & custom glue bottle holder|
Sometimes I have them glue in several days worth of ISN pages at a time, other days it's just today's pages.
For students who have been absent, I simply print out the entry from my classroom blog and tape it to a weekly calendar - a time saver, since I'm not typing/writing the same thing twice. Each day, I list what we did (including any ISN pages glued in), what was due that day, and upcoming due dates. I have a weekly calendar for the current week and the previous week that I just switch back and forth. I also post my before/after school availability on the calendar.
|This week's calendar|
|Last week's calendar|
I store extra copies of each assignment in the hanging folder crate shown below, which is right by my weekly calendars. When students come back from an absence, they can easily get all the assignments they need without any intervention by me.
|ISN assignment crate|