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Teacher, I did my homework, I really did! You see, I left the school and went straight home, just as I always do. I had everything I needed. It was a beautiful day. The sky was blue and it was warm with a small breeze. I went inside and grabbed a snack. I took it outside, along with my homework, to do it at the patio table. I really wanted to play on the tire swing but I was determined to finish my work first. As I had just started to read, my horse, Comet strolled out of the barn and nudged me with his nose and whispered.
Now you go play. He trotted over to my bull. Sam is his name. I need to go eat from the pastures. Good ole Nellie,she's my cow. Nellie no sooner got the paper in her hand and she was called into the barn to be milked. Junior said he would do it but as he went trotting away he got the urge to eat my paper.
Socha, my dear beloved dog, the best there is! Junior, this is bad. Give me that paper. On her way Socha dropped my paper off with Feebie. Feebie is my beautiful white long haired cat. She purred and went straight to work. As she relaxed in a bunch of hay, a mouse ran across her tail.
He is my very old rabbit. He was so happy to be able to help but his nose started twitching from the fresh smell of carrots nearby and he had to go gather them for winter.
Heading towards the garden he dropped my homework off with the baby chicks. Poor chicks, it must be awful to have no names. I actually have stack of "tickets" that students are to attach to work -yellow for legitimate make up work, pink for late work, and green for work they did not do. They fill out the sheets and it's easier for me to tell how to grade - whether no points off or points per day late.
This also helped with documentation for special ed students who have as a modification "extended time. What a great idea. I have a child who has a case of the "I forgots" He missed so many assingments last year.
This I will be sharing with his teacher so her and I can work together on solving the "I forgots" issue. She will be excited to see this. Thank you so much for sharing! I will definitely be using this this coming year in my class.
Emily I Love My Classroom www. I love this idea and plan on using it. The only change I'm going to make is to somehow incorporate a spot in the notebook where they are allowed to make their homework up. I will give them a set number of days and if it is turned in, they will be able to go over to the notebook and check that they have turned it in. This will give them a sense of accomplishment.
I always believe in giving second chances. I agree with GIGI in giving second chances. At our school we have a success lunch program. Students who do not do their homework eat their lunch and work with a certified teacher to get the assignment completed. This allows the students who don't have the support at home, didn't understand the assignment, or just forgot to do it the opportunity to get it completed.
This has been a huge success at our school, especially for those who do not have support at home who are usually our frequent flyers. I found this idea and your blog on Pinterest! I love the idea, but I have a couple, quick implementation questions. When do your students log their missing homework? I know you said it's before your warm up. Is it immediately when they walk in the door?
Also, is there a back-logged line of kids waiting to fill it out? I often have many students not complete their homework, so I worry that they will be hanging out in line, enjoying the social time as opposed to quickly filling it out. Do you find that this is a problem? I teach 7th grade and use small slips that they can take, fill out at their seat, and turn it in when the student turn in the HW. I would like to put it all on the same page per kid, as opposed to small slips per assignment, but I just need some clarification as to the flow.
Thank you for the idea and answering my questions. I like this idea, but like Kelly T said, I have some implementation issues. When I check homework, I will give each student their page if they don't have their homework. Then I can collect it and file it. Hopefully this will hold students more accountable when they see their page s filling up and their friends are blank. I usually make the copies on VERY bright paper, so everyone notices who did not have the homework.
Thank you for sharing your idea and files. I LOVE this idea and will try it out this year! This looks a lot like what I have done in the past. I will contact parents with every sheet and after 3 in one 6 weeks, they will have a detention. I hope this helps my students. I am going to make my own no hw binder right now!
Thanks for the great idea!!! I think this is great! I am definitely borrowing this for my Resource classroom! Just saw this on pinterest!!
I will be making one for my class next week. I have been using this since school started. THis seems to be very effective. Most of te excuses are "I forgot" or "its in my locker". I pray and hope that all your school years are wonderful!!!
Thank you so much for reading, pinning, and spreading the idea: Thanks and Keep Continue to share useful information with us. I'm not a teacher, but that is brilliant! I wish teachers had this when I was in school because sometimes it's embarrassing to be the only student that forgot their homework. This seems like it would be better for everyone! Great ideas for documenting lack of homework completion. I can already picture pulling out the No Homework Binder during a parent conference and how useful this tool will be.
Hopefully it will also motivate students to NOT have to fill it out. I plan to share this post with my Middle School Math Treasures newsletter subscribers from www. Thanks for sharing this with all of us! Have you ever had a child say their parent said that they didn't have to do it? I wonder what would happen in that case! I can imagine the parent conference that would then take place There is also another variation in case it's helpful to anyone: Thanks for sharing this.
This is a great idea to keep students accountable for their own homework! It really did help so much especially with my 6th graders.
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I have a binder labeled appropriately, No, I didn't do my homework! Within the binder each student has their own recording sheet to keep track of the date, the "excuse" for not doing their homework and what the assignment was.4/5(24). I Didn't Do My Homework. Homework is an essential part of studying, from the elementary school to college. Being a student, I know you have done your fair share of homework so far. But sometimes, you may fail to do your homework. It may fail to be your fault as we all know life sometimes gets in the way of things.
I brought my students to the carpet and previewed the cover, asking them what their honest thoughts were on homework. We discussed the types of assignments they liked and the types they didn't like. Then, I asked students if any of them had ever forgotten to do their homework. My students went absolutely bananas for it! It's such a fun read-aloud, and they were roaring with laughter at each page/excuse. The end is so fun- I won't spoil it, but trust that it's funny! I had them make up their own funny excuse for not doing homework, and the winner received a 'no homework pass' for one night/5(22).