I have a student is not turning work in. I have notified his parents. We fill assignment sheets out at the end of the day-he does not fill his out completely, so I either check that it's done and initial it, or e-mail his mother the list of assignments if we are in a rush. I also enter grades online so his parents can see what is missing. The child does not complete his work in class because he is daydreaming, talking, or bored. I prod and re-direct, but it does not work too well. This child is smart, and I feel I'm giving quite a bit of help here. Am I really responsable for much more? I have 17 kids, which is nothing compared to some classes, I know. But do I physically have to make sure all his work is stacked at the end of the day, or should that be on him? He's in third grade-half way through the year. At what point is the child responsible? The child gives me blank stares when I try to tell him how important doing the work is. He doesn't seem to get it. He bounces between two households during the week, some nights at mom's, some nights at dad's. I understand I'm the glue here, but seriously. I'm burned out and not in the mood to take responsability for a student who doesn't seem to care much. I guess this is more of a vent than a question. I really, really need a break.