As the school year winds to an end, I've been bombarded with students who want makeup work (8th grade). The thing is, most of this "makeup" work is not work they missed due to being absent. I have no issue with providing such work as long as the absence is backed up by the attendance log and not because they deliberately skipped class. However, most of the requests are from students who were in class that day and refused to do the work, and want the 0 off their gradebook. Then, when I give them the work, they nag me and often become very disrespectful when I don't have it graded within a day or two. I stated in January when I started that I do not rush to grade makeup work, but I guarantee it will be graded by the end of the grading period. My biggest problem is providing the work to the kids who refused to do it in class, because that just teaches them they can quit doing work in class, because then they can get the makeup work. But if I do not provide it, I get complaints from parents who say it isn't fair. Suggestions? I've tried everything from reminders to get work done in class to standing practically on top of the "offenders" to get them to do the work in class, and many of them still insist on making it up later.