I was a little irritated yesterday with the number of students that were out.
In thinking of the excuses that my absent Algebra 2 kids would offer in trying to get out of taking our quiz tomorrow, I decided that if they weren't at school to receive their review worksheet, I'd send it to them.
At the beginning of the school year I had all of the kids fill out a survey for me (using gdocs) that included their e-mail addresses and their parents' email addresses. I downloaded the info into an excel spreadsheet and it's been invaluable in quickly accessing information about the kids.
So yesterday afternoon, after seeing who was absent, I sent each one of those students (and their parents!) the following e-mail:
I thought since maybe you all were sick today that you'd like the review assignment to work on before Wednesday's quiz. I'd hate for you not to have the review done before taking the quiz. :) If you're having trouble opening the attachment, I'll put a blank copy on the blog, too - just look under the Documents tab.
(I'm sending this to your parents, too, just in case you don't check your e-mail in the next 24 hours or so.)
I will post all of the answers to the blog, so please check them! (http://foussalg2.blogspot.com)
I attached the worksheet to it and also put a link to it on the class blog.
Now they have no excuse.