Before Christmas, my class finished the History chapter we were studying. I knew that getting them to study for a test would be a nightmare, especially the last week we were in class. I also knew that if I sent home an essay test, or any sort of test it would be neglected until Tuesday night (we came back yesterday). But I decided to do it anyway...
I created a Tic-Tac-Toe Take Home Test. The object, choose three activities in a row and complete them. They were pretty easy activities. I gave it to them a week before school got out so if they wanted they could work on it during free time in school.
It's due today. I have two girls in my classroom during recess desperately trying to finish it. One girl didn't even have it started yesterday! She also didn't read her book for her book report!!! I know she doesn't have a computer at home, but she lives across the street from A LIBRARY! I'm so disgusted with these two right now!
What do you do in your classrooms when students don't turn in their work--daily or long term assignments. I HATE chasing down work and think it's ridiculous! I even walked to the car of one of the girls dads the day I gave the test and TOLD HIM ABOUT IT! Because she is notorious for waiting til the last minute and then just writing down answers regardless of if they are correct. UGH!