I'm linking up with Miss Kindergarten! She's having a teaching tip linky party!
My tip is how to handle unfinished work. When my students don't finish their work, whether it be due to an absence or tardy, or, the dreaded, excessive talking or lack of focus, I staple or clip a little note to it, explaining to the parents that the work needs to be completed at home. The note also tells the parents why the work was not completed at school. There's even a spot to write in a reason. I made the notes tiny, so I could fit a lot of them on one page, to save paper and copies. These notes have saved me lots of time. Now, I don't have to keep writing notes home for the same reason. I always have a supply on hand and when a student is absent, I automatically attach the note to the work and put it in the child's mailbox. If you would like to use my notes, just click on the image below. Or, you can always make your own that is specific to your needs. Mine actually have my name on it.