BUT... this is summertime and we find it's the best time for dumpin' the old and preppin' the new. We just gave our old "Absent Friend Folders" a lil' facelift (they are starting to droop after 10 years and Botox wasn't really an option).
Here's How They Work:We keep a set of these folders where our kiddos can access them. If they have a friend who is absent next to them, they simply go and grab an Absent Friend Folder and put it on top of their friend's desk. Now throughout the day when papers are being passed out or workbooks are being done, our paper passers just slide a copy into the folder for their friend's return. This also comes in handy when you get that phone call 5 minutes before the bell rings and it's Johnny's mom calling because he's sick and wants all his work STAT! Who has time to scramble around and collect worksheets, flip through workbooks, write directions- all the while you are frantically trying to
Here's What We Do:We just take file folders (you can use just plain old regular ones or there are so many fancy schmancy ones out there, that you can color coordinate and be all matchy-matchy) and glue the Absent Friend page on the front, open it up to laminate and viola!
So we are supplying you with our Botox if you're folders look like ours did, or if this is something you'd like to use to manage absent work, feel free to grab the design of your choice.
Do you have a fabulous way of managing absent friend work? We'd love to here your ideas as well as some bloggy love if you like this.