I give my 4th grade reading students a homework packet on Monday and they have to return it on Friday. If they don't, they don't get to take part in our fun Friday stuff. The problem I'm having is that students are 'losing' their packets midway through the week. A lot. I've been replacing them, but it's getting ridiculous because I'm printing extra packets because I know kids will lose them and it's eating up my copy paper. Should I just refuse to give new packets if they are lost? Also, what do you guys do about sloppy, hastily-done homework? Like, if you can tell the student scribbled something out just that morning so the blanks were filled in?