Ok, here's the scoop.... In the class where I'm working as a long-term sub there is a student who has been a behavior problem all year. He's been a challenge for me since I started (on Nov. 28th), but was more of a "pain" than a major problem. He is supposed to be moving, though, at some point this month and told me yesterday that his last day is supposed to be next week. I haven't heard any of this from the mother, though. Anyway, because he's going to be leaving he feels as though he doesn't have to do any work. I looked over their math papers from yesterday and he had only done 4 of the 15 examples that I assigned....and not because he's not capable! Then today, he started to fall asleep while we were reading aloud as a class and when it was time to do the comprehension questions he refused saying, "Who cares? I'm not going to be here to finish the book anyway." Honestly....I can see where the child is coming from, but I can't just let him not do any work for the next week (if he last day really is next week). I'm going to speak with the principal and secretary tomorrow to see if they can get any straight answers from the mother about the actual moving date (apparently she's been saying they're going to move since October) and I'm thinking of sending a note home to her asking her to speak with him about it, but does anyone have any other suggestions of how I can deal with this student?