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Re: Kids late to class & Late Assignments

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MzVogo (MzVogo)
Mon, 2 Mar 1998 20:09:27 EST

A friend of mine offered the most logical solution for late assignments I have
ever heard. Her son's middle school works this way: Assignments are given
out with a due date. For each day following the due date, assignments can be
turned in with a certain amount taken off from the grade until no credit can
bne earned (basically an F). On every other Friday, an "activity schedule" is
used with the last 90 minutes unscheduled. During that time, students who
have all their work turned in, have a variety of fun activities to choose
from. The students who are missing assignments complete the work during the
period. Students do not get a grade for work completed, but they do learn the
skills. The rational is that it is neccessary to learn skills in order to go
forward. If you choose NOT to do the assignment for credit - fine. You will
learn the skills.