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    By SusanTeach

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    I've struggled with this before because I hated ended up with stacks of graded papers. I used to have the parents send back the graded paper folder (signed) with the papers still in it, but now I just have them sign the form inside the folder (lasts for the whole quarter) and they can keep the papers and send the signed folder back. That way parents can go over the work as they have time (if they want to).

    If I see a child is struggling with a skill, I'll copy that particular paper before I send it home, and I keep it on file the whole year. It's come in handy because I've needed work samples for sped (or retention one time) before and I just pulled those. I also use it to "tutor" the child as time allows.

    If a parent says they never saw a paper, I don't worry about it. I tell them I send home the graded papers in the child's folder every Friday. It's not up to me to keep up with their work once it leaves my classroom. Sorry if I sound harsh, but I get tired of parents throwing all the responsibility back on us. We have enough to tend to without doing their job, too. :o

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