Forgetful? Not listening? Space cadet?

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  1. jd123

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    I need some fresh ideas. Part of my Friday morning routine is to have students put their homework packets into a bin, then they sit on the carpet with their folders. Every now and then a student will forget, but they will give the packet to me on Monday. These two students, however, always forget. Even when I announce to the class a reminder to take out homework and turn it in. I'd like these two to become more independent and responsible for their HW, but I guess they are not ready for that. ?? Any suggestions?
     
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  3. 1st-yr-teacher

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    Have you tried assigning these students a buddy to help remind them? Or you could start with telling them each time they remember to out the folder up they can earn a sticker. After a certain number of stickers they can earn a treat.
     
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    You could also try placing a sticky note reminder on their desk.
     
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    Do they have their folders when they are on the floor?

    I say get their individual attention and give one directive. Get your homework out. Then have them put it in the bin. Then have them get their folder and go to the carpet. Move to getting their attention and asking what they need to do first on Friday. Eventually move to independence.
     
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    Thanks!! Very helpful suggestions!
     

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