My team sends home a homework packet on Monday that has to be returned Friday. Of all students, I'd say anywhere between 7 - 10 (out of 24) don't turn it in. Some of the teachers in our school, including a couple on my team, take recess. Like they make the kids come in their room and do the homework. Some send notes home and call parents. I only keep kids inside for bad behavior because I feel like they need to burn off energy. Plus, I consider my lunch/planning time (45 uninterupted minutes!) to be like a grown up recess and I know it would make me angry if I didn't turn something in and my P said, "Okay Ms. Lyn, you don't get a planning period today." I'd be unproductive the entire day because I didn't get my down time. Since it's first quarter and progress reports are due in next Friday, I thought next Monday, I would send the missing homework home with a note to parents saying(politely), "This is the first and last time I will be sending make up homework. After this, it's a zero." Thoughts?