January 27, 2008
To help students be responsible for their homework, I devised a letter to the parents on which the students must fill in the blanks. The first paragraph starts, 'I am writing this letter to you because I chose not to do my homework. I was supposed to turn in my assignment on...' The second paragraph starts, 'I chose not to do it because...' The last paragraph states, 'I need to bring my completed homework tomorrow and this note that has been signed by you. I also have to miss one recess per day that I don t return the homework and this signed letter.' The student, teacher and parent signs and dates the letter, and I make a copy. I put the copy in the student's file as documentation. If the letter does not get returned, the parents are called.