Hi all, I have been reading the postings on spelling contracts & have found several awesome ideas! I always say every year I'm gonna do contracts & then I fall back on what I've done year after year. This year I really want to get this going. I know how I want to set mine up except for the grading part. My principal (and many teachers in my school) discourage grading homework for the report card grade. I've also had so many run-ins with parents over how not doing HW causes their grade to slip even though they know the content on the tests. I also ran into "well mom/dad/grandma accidentally threw out her HW". Since I did put this assignment in the gradebook, (and this is 2 weeks later that the parent is complaining I gave her a zero by the way) it was a huge fight. My principal said that's why she doesn't like using HW as part of the grade. My thing is then how do you hold the kid accountable? So, any suggestions on how to hold the kiddos accountable for doing the contract activities? I do check off that they did their HW every day & they finish it at lunch if it's not done. I also have a 15 min. free time on Fridays so if they did their HW everyday they got to attend. But the contract is all due on 1 day, which is nice. But do you check on it everyday somehow? Thanks for your ideas!!