My first grader did! Here's his 100 day shirt. It was a home project we had to do. It was so fun! (Of course, I love this kind of stuff though) He's got a goofy smile, but I just want to eat him up!
This was the project my students had to turn in today. It was 100 problems. They have had a month to complete them. It is a major grade.
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They were less than thrilled by this project. They thought it was hard. I offered tutoring twice a week to help. We had a few days in class for them to work on it. I had about 30 kids NOT turn it in. I teach 110 regular ed kids. It's only a 72% turn in rate. I was making phone calls like crazy. I was making kids calls their parents. They have been assigned Saturday School. I have a list of kids to be called by our translator. Their parents only speak Spanish. I was really feeling down about this today. The students had seen all these problems before. I copy and pasted them from tests, reviews and activities we did.
I even offered 10 extra points for early turn ins. I had about 10 students take me up on that.
I stand by the project though. It was a good, mathematical project. I will do it again. I refuse to be discouraged by this.
I am curious, does anyone else have these issues? If so, what do you do to motivate your students to turn work in.