I had wanted to go into school today, but the air conditioning repair guy was supposed to come...yes, you know what happened...he didn't show...sigh:( Anyhow, I thought to myself, why don't you do some of the things you wanted to do at school here at home. So, I started to go through all the files I needed for the beginning of the school year and printed them out. I had just bought a $100 printer cartridge for my laser printer (OUCH!) so I went ahead and did some printing. I have most of my new teacher binder complete, and I have a nice package of materials for students for the first couple of weeks ready to be (I know, I know...) photocopied.
While I was working away, I kept looking at my "pink slip" form I have used when homework is not completed. Luckily, I don't have to use it very often, but when I do the kids know they are in BIG trouble with Ms. M (or so I like them to think). The form has always been pretty simple, and I have traditionally printed it out on hot pink paper. I knew this way the parents would see it stapled into the student's agenda/planner right away. It has worked well for me over the past few years, BUT I wanted to do something a little different. I looked at other teacher forms/slips for incomplete homework but none of them worked for me. I decided to make my own. I seem to have gravitated towards polka dots this year for my classroom and lots of black, white and red (also some Tiffany blue for me). I made my Homework Not Completed form on a red and white polka dot paper.
I figure I can either print it as black and white and photocopy onto the HOT PINK paper OR I can print it in colour (at school) and the red will be eye catching too.
If you would like a FREE copy of this form just click HERE and download a copy. Let me know if it works for you, I am going to try it out starting in September.