Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Yellow Sheet in Detail (with a guest appearance by Dwight Schrute)

I've had quite a few requests for more information about the Yellow Sheet referenced in this post. First, I need to clarify that the original idea wasn't mine; I borrowed this idea from Elizabeth at E, Myself, and I and I tweaked it to make it fit my personal needs. I thought the best way to explain this would be storyboard style, so here we go.

Once upon a time there was a student. No, it wasn't really Dwight Schrute, but for the sake of this example, we're going to pretend that it was Dwight.

One day, Dwight chose not to bring in his homework, so Mrs. Richardson made him take the walk of shame (different from the cone of shame, but that's a completely different media reference) to pick up the dreaded "Yellow Sheet." Dwight filled out the top portion of the Yellow Sheet, like so, and then he placed it in the homework tray. 

When Mrs. Richardson gathered up the day's work from the tray, she pulled out Dwight's "Yellow Sheet" (which stood out easily from the rest of the white homework papers) and tucked it inside of her Missing Work Log. (Side note: I do have to keep a separate binder for these sheets because there always wind up being quite a few in there and it makes my Sanity Saver too bulky.)

Because he had superior brainpower ("Through concentration, I can raise and lower my cholesterol at will.") Dwight decided it would be wise to turn in the homework assignment the next day instead of never turning it in.

Upon receipt of the late homework assignment, Mrs. Richardson pulled Dwight's Yellow Sheet from her binder and filled out the lower portion. This showed the date that Dwight turned in the assignment. It also showed his original score on the assignment and the amount of points deducted because of lateness.

Mrs. Richardson them removed the very bottom portion of the Yellow Sheet. She found scissors to be most effective for this task. (She also doesn't understand why this picture turned out kind of greenish-blue.)

She stapled the bottom portion of the Yellow Sheet to Dwight's graded assignment. This assured that Dwight was very well aware of the score he received and the kind of negative impact his tardiness had on the score.

As for Mrs. Richardson, she now had an excellent record of the late assignment for parent-teacher conferences.

And that, kids, is how the Yellow Sheet works. :)

You can download the Yellow Sheet for free! Just click that "Free Templates for You!" tab at the top of the website and get going!

Also, for your entertainment, here are The 30 Best Dwight Schrute Quotes.

"I am fast. To give you a reference point I am somewhere between a snake and a mongoose... And a panther."

Happy Saturday!