Shannon Falls, August 2012

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I hate Progress Reports

I hate Progress Reports. All these parents who don't care any other time suddenly are all into their child's grade and performance. Where have you been for 4 1/2 weeks? Oh, and the best part is those parents who give me attitude. Umm, where were you when I called and sent notes home? Do parents honestly just not care anymore? I can't tell you how many parents I've spoken with that really have no clue. Or one who is bribing her child with $20/week if he's good. Okay, well, that's all fine and dandy except that it's all based on his own opinion! The mother isn't asking me! Whatever.

So I have a deal that I won't accept incomplete work, but I'll take late work for a point deduction. I'm thinking that might have been a mistake because now once parents have seen progress reports they want their children making up all this work that's not graded or they have 0's for. I don't give homework often, but these kiddos are lazy and that's mostly what they're missing! Yep, I hate progress reports.


Amy said...

Amen, sister! One of my toughest battles was consistently applying the district policy concerning excused/unexcused absences and makeup work. STAND YOUR GROUND! Do NOT back down for any reason. They will rise up to meet your standards or they will fail. And it will NOT be your fault! You are being MORE than GENEROUS with these kids. I truly enjoy reading your blogs and want you to know we are so proud of you! Keep up the great work!