Monday Made It - Absent Work Folder FREEBIE!

Happy Monday, friends!

I'm joining Tara for Monday Made It this week! I'm starting to get a little nostalgic about school starting back...I mean, the school supplies are out at Target, people! I'm not quite ready yet, but my battery is definitely at least halfway charged now!
Last year was my first year to fourth grade. I LOVED the challenge of a new grade and teaching 110 kids, but all year I definitely felt like I didn't quite "have it together." I kept telling myself it would be easier next year, and I know it will be! I'll be prepared for my students this year (or try to be! HA!)
Something that my teammates do is pass around a make-up work folder for students who are absent. When you have 5 classes and then the flu goes around the school....these will DEFINITELY be used.

I made these little folders into an EDITABLE FREEBIE so that you can make your life easier, too! I printed the sheets on Avery shipping labels that are 8 1/2x11, but you could just as easily print, laminate, and then tape to the front of your folder. The file is editable so you can put your name on the front cover and then type out the subjects you need on the insert page.

My second MMI is a lightbox! I LOVE this new classroom trend...I'm already working on printing out a bunch of little sayings and quotes for my classroom!


  1. Your items look great! I'm trying out a file system for missed work this year and having students go to it to pick up what they missed. I am also going to be working with older students so I hope it works. Your folders are darling. Have a great week! Pam from PJ Jots!

  2. Love your Light Box... some of my favorite fonts!

  3. Awesome post! I love you make up work folder idea. Thanks for sharing it!!

    I want to do a light box, too...just not sure yet!!

    Teaching at the Beach

  4. Nicole!!!! Yay!!! So excited you linked up and the cuteness!!!!! LOVE it! The freebie is absolutely FAB and matches my scrappy kids classroom set!!! THANK YOU!!!! Love your light box sign too!!!! Thank you friend!! xoxo

  5. LOVE your light box design! They are so fun to make, aren't they?!

  6. I love both of your projects!!! Will your lightbox design be in your TPT store? Thanks for sharing and good luck with the new school year! :)

  7. I love your Make Up Work folders. Thank you for making them a freebie! I know I'll use them a lot this year.

  8. These folders are so cute. Much more inviting than mine. I hope your students know how lucky they are to have a teacher that would put so much effort into an absent folder. Thanks for sharing.
    Mrs. Kempa's 5th Grade Class


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