I am returning to work Monday after missing the beginning of school due to maternity leave. I let the sub decide how he wanted to handle missing assignments, which may not have been a good thing but honestly, he did VERY LITTLE work while I was out so, whatever. Now, I need a strong homework policy. In years past I kept kids in at recess to complete missing assignments, but I have to run home every day this year to take care of issues related to breastfeeding my baby. So I will not be available to keep them in. If I assign something one day, it is always due at 8:15 the next day (unless it is an extended project). The fifth grade teacher gives a zero if it is not turned in, but keeps them in at recess to finish it. Is that too strict for my 4th graders? Does anyone deduct a percentage of the points, for example if it is not done on time it automatically gets 10% off, then maybe 25% or 50% off if it is not turned in by the end of the day? Please share your policies!!