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Hi, Melissa....When I see the first couple of kids finishing and moving
onto an extra credit assignment, I usually give a warning that everyone's
is due for grading by the end of the following day. A clear expectation.
Occasionally 3-4 might not finish. Now it becomes their choice how to get
it finished in a reasonable time limit. I'm always at school with my door
open...7:30ish (last bell at 8:15 am) and I have my room opened during
lunchtime unless I have duty. When the units are going smoothly, no one
takes me up on the offer. When I have some absences or "snails", these are
their two golden opportunities. Yes, they DO come and, yes, it solves the
problem. Sometimes I have a student who forgets or doesn't care about
getting it finished. Hey....it's THEIR choice. It also covers the parent
who says..."My child is just a slow worker/perfectionist." My answer?
"Well, he had the choice/opportunity for extra time and choose not to take
it. It was HIS decision."
In bed with this drated flu. Ah-choo. Toodles.......
Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526