I am trying to figure out a good late work/absent work routine. Basically what students are going to do if they miss a day of instruction. Last year, I had a tray of folders for each day of the week, and students who were absent simply took the work from day of the week they were absent, but a lot of our work was stuff you could only do with instruction and couldn't be done on their own. Also, it got to be hard to maintain because I would have to re-file all of the extras, add the new papers we worked on, and just keep everything in order ever day which was a lot of work. I've heard other types of routines as well: some teachers have all their work in digital form on their website and the absent student can just download it and work on it while they're away, or within a certain time after they were away. Some teachers have the students take Cornell notes on the chapter of the book that covers the material they missed. What do you do with your class? Would you recommend the Cornell note thing? It sounds intriguing to me. The website thing as well, but I'd need to work with that one a bit. Would probably be easier if I had all of my digital materials at the beginning of the year.