I just got a call from the teen boy’s Spanish teacher today. She informed me he hasn’t turned in any homework for the past 9 weeks.
She said he keeps saying he left it at home and he’ll bring it tomorrow. This, of course, is the same Spanish teacher who backed off from teaching an immersion style class because the parents complained it was “difficult” and their kids didn’t understand Spanish in the first place.
Ok…. on the one hand, the boy is lucky to have a pushover teacher, in this case. But I really wish she’d let me know something sooner. And yes, I’m glad his foreign language classes next year are taught “old school” – immersion style. And they won’t let the kids get away with this “no homework” BS when he gets to high school. They have a mandatory after-school study hall for the kids who forget to do their homework.
But really, 9 weeks? He hasn’t done his homework in this class for 9 weeks? You know, sometimes I really get tired of trying to help him succeed. We’ve been working with him, helping him bring the Algebra grade up, only to find this? What else? Now I need to email his other teachers and ask if he’s behind on other assignments in their classes, too? He’s 14. At what point do I draw the line and remove the net? Do I do it now or keep micro-managing him a couple more years, and see if he can do it by his Junior year of HS? He’s got to be able to do this on his own for college. :: headdesk ::