With the first day of school quickly approaching, I have been working feverishly on making sure I can stay awake all day and fit into to my work clothes. I also I have been putting my classroom back together piece by piece. Teaching high school, students are out of class for a number of reasons. This year I am trying a new system of keeping students up to date with assignments when they return to school from an absence. After attendance is taken, I will write down students who are absent into the log. When students return to class, they will fill out the rest of the log and take their assignment (s) they missed while they were out of class. I will be able to have a running list of absentees and proof they received their missed work. Also in my “While you were out” corner, I have my “411” or make-up work policy poster . This poster provides my policy on make-up work, so there is no confusion on who is responsible for getting the assignments and when assignments are due. There is also a copy of the policy in my log notebook. In this area, I also keep my students folders and all the supplies that my students are free to use without asking. I can’t wait to see my new system tested in a few days. I hope the new school year is good to you all!