The kids have finally reached the mean teacher in me. This is week three, and many of you have heard me whining about missing assignments and no name papers. Well, I have officially reached my limit. I'm done! I just took well over an hour to write out all missing assignments. I have 84 missing assignments. I have 23 kids, 7 have all their work in. So, out of 16, they have a combined total of 84 missing assignments. This is after I just wrote their missing assignments in their agendas on Friday (as in two days ago-this was the 2nd time I have done that). I have three with 10+ missing assignments. I guess this isn't QUITE a fair statement, as I have 15-20 papers in my possession that are nameless. Still, that means I have 65+ missing assignments. So, tomorrow, I am making everyone stand up. I will read off the 7 students with all their work in. Then, I am going to make them tell me WHY they have x amount of missing assignments in front of the entire class. These kids will all have silent lunch and be walking laps at recess. They will be doing this EVERY DAY until their assignments are turned in. If they are not in by Friday, they get ZEROS and a phone call home informing their parents of their ZEROS. For those wondering why I have not made phone calls already, they are required to have their agendas signed nightly, therefore, if the parent can not see my huge note about missing assignments, it is not my problem. I don't have the time to call 16 parents! My kids are NOT going to be happy tomorrow.... Oh, and should I mention that one of them (who already has 13 missing assignments, partially due to an absence last Tuesday in which I have not gotten any absent work back) told me she will not be here Friday. They are going to the beach.