15 9 / 2014
I’m so ready to rip a new one into my students … I’ve been trying to grade their Interactive Notebooks, and for some unknown reason, they seem incapable of gluing their assignments on to the freaking page! So many of them were concerned about papers falling out when I took them home this weekend, and now I get why …
I’ve given up grading any of these spirals. At this point, I’m going to return every spiral and tell them they have two days to glue and/or complete all missing assignments into their spirals. I’ve tried being understanding about our situation (we moved quickly through the material), but now they’re taking advantage of the situation.
What’s disappointing are the Pre-AP students who’ve received an extension to complete specific assignments, and they completely dismiss this opportunity. Boy are they in for a wake up call when they get their updated progress reports. All missing assignments will be zeros in the grade book, and their perfect scores that they’re accustomed to will not be on the progress reports. I swear, trying to break bad habits that they’ve developed over years of coddling is really disheartening and a major pain in my ass!