This is it. The moment of truth. I have to go in to the classroom today, even though it's a holiday, and finish grading those $%#$@#! papers. Every year it gets worse. I try to streamline it, but end up procrastinating until the end. I also have to call home and let annoying boy's mother know that he is going to flunk this semester. I've been letting her know all along that he's missing work, but she doesn't seem to have followed through with him.
This is disappointing. He shouldn't be flunking. He's just simply refused to do either one of the bigger writing assignments we've done.
Hey NCLB, how do you suggest we approach students like this?