Pink Slip

6 Aug

While doing my student teaching, I observed a real problem in the way late assignments were handled in my classroom. I wanted to try and avoid this from the beginning of my first year of teaching, by creating a late-assignment slip.

I found this You’ve Been Pink Slipped! idea on Pinterest (surprise, surprise). I love it and it is very similar to what my teachers used when I was in middle school.

PinkSlip

It clearly documents what assignment is missing, why the student does not have it, and requires a parent signature.

My favorite part is that the slip asks WHY the assignment is late. The student can choose from the following options:

  • I did the assigned homework, but I did not bring it to class
  • I chose not to do my homework
  • I forgot to do my homework
  • I did not have the appropriate materials at home
  • Other

This holds the student accountable for his/her actions and allows the teacher to discuss the problem with the student. If the behavior continues, the teacher can use these slips to look for a pattern in why the student is not turning in his/her homework.

I will have a specific file in my desk where I will hold all of these slips to refer back to as needed.

To download this file click here: PinkSlip

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2 Responses to “Pink Slip”

  1. kelly @ racesrepsramblings August 7, 2013 at 9:12 AM #

    This is seriously awesome! What a great idea!

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