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Sam doesn’t bring his work back to school

For the fourth Monday in a row, Sam, one of Janet’s 4th graders, did not bring back his work folder that was sent home the previous Friday. On top of that, Sam was distracting others who did have their work with them. Janet had already talked with Sam about ways to remind himself to bring the folder back, but each week there was a different excuse. When she called his home to enlist his parents’ help, she was surprised to hear the confusion in Mrs. Sternberg’s voice, “Work folder?  I’m not sure what you mean…” As Janet reported this incident to her mentor, Ray, she commented, “How could she not know about my work folder system? I say something about it in my newsletter every week!”

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