This is my 3rd year teaching and I still am not satisfied with the way I check homework and I'm thinking of changing things for next year (sorry for the long post). I am hoping that people can offer suggestions on ways to check students' homework without wasting a lot of time. I'm not checking for correct answers, just that is was completed. Here was my method earlier in the year: The students arrive at 8:00 and they complete their morning warm-up. During that time I check to make sure that they completed the following: 1. reading log 2. math 3. spelling/and or some other language arts related activity 4. other- anything else that may have been assigned. My problem with this method was that it wasn't until about 8:40 by the time I got started with language arts (this includes checking homework and correcting the morning warm-up.) Also, later that evening when I looked at the work more thoroughly, I would see that students did not always complete the assignment and then I would have to track that student down the next day to re-do. To save time in my morning, I currently collect the homework without going around and checking it. Then, after school I check to make sure it was all turned in. The problem I'm experiencing with this method is that when students do not do the assignment, I have to remember to have them do it at recess the next day. Sometimes I forget... Basically, what I would like to know is... 1. How do you check homework? 2. How do you check in a time effective way? My language arts time is from 8:00-10:00 and I really cannot waste this precious time. I appreciate any suggestions!