Goodness gracious the germs are having a heyday spreading through my classroom! I have had four or five students out each day for the last couple of weeks. Although miraculously they were all at school on Valentine's Day! You can almost see the germies spreading through my room based on who is absent and where they sit. Yuck! I am washing my hands like nobody's business.
Because of the numerous sickies, I had to whip up some extra absent folders that I use in my classroom. I print out the page, glue it on a file folder, laminate, and viola! When a student is out I put the folder on their desk and the person handing out papers adds in a copy for them. This has saved me a lot of time when parents show up unexpectedly to pick up any work their child is missing. I simply hand them the folder from the student's desk and they are on their way.
Our school mascot is an alligator, hence the cute clipart of the gator on the folder (thank you My Cute Graphics! Have you seen that site? If you haven't you must check it out!). If you aren't feeling the gator and have a different request of clipart from that site, let me know and I'll change it for you.
Two days until Friday! I think I can, I think I can...