I was muttering "Shute, Shute, Shute" and he heard "Shoot, shoot, shoot...".
Even as we are checking out books for the summer, we are still chasing down students with overduebooks from the academic year. We have come up with an inexpensive and fun way to help students remember to bring in their books. We bought a packet of big, chunky, #84 rubber bands, and write OVERDUE BOOKS in red pen. Students are instructed not to remove the rubber band until they return their books. It is all done with a laugh, and it is working! Smiles all around.