My son is in 6th grade. The school has a policy that if they do not have their homework they have to call a parent. So, son calls me today and says he was suppose to Math, questions 1-8. He did the whole page because he didn't look at the homework board. He just knew what page and assumed all of it. His fault. He did more work, never hurt a kid. But he did it in pen instead of pencil. So he gets no credit for work and cannot redo in pencil. First of all, why did he have to call me at work when he did the assignment. Should he really lose all credit? I'm kinda flipping here and want to call teacher but have to calm down first. Should I let this go or call? I don't want to think she is picking on him but come on, isn't this petty? I have already spoke to son and he will not do Math in pen again and will look at board more carefully.
I can see both sides. Your son should have followed the directions and written in pencil. Another lady mentioned homework and assignments not just being about the work assigned, but following directions and discipline. I agree with that.
However, if this is his first offense.. then the teacher should recognize that and give him the credit but should also remind him of the rules. I think it is a good idea to call the teacher and discuss it with her. You may find that she does indeed feel that the above reasons justified not giving the credit. I always support teacher/parent relationships. Definitely a good idea to calm before you call... as my initial reaction would have been the same. ;)
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