There is another thread on here about about homework backpacks. I was wondering how teachers who use them organize and manage them? How do you store them? What is your checkout system like? How do you handle it when they are not returned or returned with missing items? Is participation optional or part of homework expectations? Do students choose their own? How do you keep up with who has had one. When I started them a few years ago I just had 15 and had to rotate them so not every student got one every month. I will have 39 or 40 of them next year. They are taking up a lot of space and I'm a little overwhelmed by the management of them. I need some ideas!