Tuesday, April 05, 2011
One of my students left for Florida. Until next week. Family emergency? Family vacation? I have zero idea! Parents didn't send a note, didn't inquire about school work, didn't contact any teachers, and seem quite unconcerned about his missing a week or so of school, in the last marking period of 8th grade.
The student didn't say anything to me about this. And he thinks I'm always picking on him. What he fails to realize is that he completed ONE project this marking period. That's right - ONE project in nine weeks. And that one project was actually something that everyone else finished the previous marking period. I'm nice, and I let him use that grade for this marking period. But he definitely is not receiving an A from me - and grades are due next week.
The kid will get an incomplete. He will have a few weeks to finish the current project. Plus the rest of the projects that everyone else is doing.
Maybe he'll get a B. Maybe a C. He comes to class, he's a nice kid, he just is easily distracted, socializes, and works at his own pace. Actually, he works quickly, he just wastes a lot of time.