I was going to post this in the Kindergarten forum, but then I thought maybe other teachers, even if they teach older kids may have the same issue. I have a number of students who just don't do their work. I've talked to them about time management. I remind them they have x number of minutes left, even do a timer on the Smartboard. I monitor and redirect. When I collect the work, literally about 15 kids are not done-some just have their name on the paper. We are required to do journals, that's their sponge activity when they enter. I had kids today who still had their journals out at 2:00-and that's just copying the date, prompt and finishing the sentence. Which means they didn't finish any of the work that came after journals either. I can't send it home for them to do, because I want them to sound out their words and it comes back with perfectly spelled sentences-it's obvious someone wrote it out for them. I will send it home with "incomplete" on it and how long they were given to finish it, but that hasn't made any kind of impact. I just don't know what else to do. I take pics of their work several times a week for digital portfolios and haven't had anything to post for a number of students in several weeks.