Lets play a game.
Say a student doesn’t show up for class, and you get the email later saying they had a family emergency. The next class, a student tells you they weren’t able to show up because their childcare cancelled and they weren’t able to get a replacement in time for class. In your other class, you have a student out for the national guard, and another who is getting surgery.
Congratulations! You are scoring pieces for Student Excuse Bingo!!! Scoring a “bingo” means getting an entire line (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal) after receiving those excuses for that term. Excuses may be either sincere or fake, so long as they are covering for an actual absence or late assignment. The “Lame Excuses” square can include anything that is almost too bizarre to be real, from “my dog ate my homework,” “it caught on fire,” or “I got bitten by a radioactive spider”.
I will also say, I have collected some of the more interesting excuses already, but send me more! Send your excuses to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
So lets play. Download the following PDFs for you and your colleagues.
Let the games begin.