Greetings to All! How I love reading the wonderful advice on this site! My question is the following: What should the consequences be for a second grader who does not do his/her homework? I am going into my second year teaching second grade and struggled last year about this! I really want to establish a consistant plan for homework! Should they change their color on the behavior chart? Last year, I struggled with penalizing a child who missed an assignment the same way I would a child who is being unkind, disrespectful, etc. Should I attempt to factor a homework grade in my gradebook? (Just marking off if they completed homework, but not grading it based on if it's done correctly). I am unsure how I would do this, as sometimes they complete just one side of a workbook page and do not tear it out (we check it together on the SmartBoard). Should I have a seperate "behavior like" chart for homework? Perhaps a huge incentive chart where they get a sticker if they completed homework for the night? Or week? But then again, what is the incentive?? I really do not want to reward them for doing their homework, as it is expected "responsibility" behavior in second grade. Or am I being too harsh? I need a system that will work well for a class of 30 with one teacher (no assistant). Thank you so much in advance for any suggestions you might have.