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Lesson Plans

Re:tougher on deadlines?

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Wed, 18 Feb 1998 21:39:44 EST

Duffy is a toughey.....but probably has more sanity than me. I have 20 point
projects and my standing late policy has been that every class day (art is
twice a week for 4-8 at my school) a project is late, unless they got an
extension because of absences (emphasis on the "s") they lose two points. One
class time late can bring a perfect score down to a B+, two class times, a C+,
three, a D, and so on.

My sixth graders are chrionic in the tardy project disease, and some parents
seem to think that student shouldn't get lower than a "D" if they accomplish
the task of turning in a project no matter how late.................AHHHH I
was on the phone last night with parents for over an hour because I had to
inform them that their children are failing art as a result of not turning in
projects on time. What do I do? Should I have a cap on the number of points
they can lose so they don't get lower than a "D" if they actually turn it in?
Or should I just be a toughey like Duffy and stick to the same policy I've had
for years, and hope the children learn from it? Dawn Malosh, Tucson