For attendance? A quick get to know you/math (counting and graphing) activity. Later in the year students can generate the questions and write them. Place on light colored paper, laminate, and questions can be added with white board marker.
Christmas Sangria Ingredients: 2 bottles Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay (I used Soverain Chardonnay!) cup sparkling apple cider cup sugar cup cranberries, halved cup cranberries, whole 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped 3 rosemary sprigs
The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i. one on characters, one on setting etc).
Students have to write in a log every time they do not turn in their homework on time and explain themselves. This helps teachers keep track of how many times the same student does not do his/her homework and establishes accountability.