difficult child had a relatively complicated Spanish assignment over 2 mo's ago and totally blew it off. I met with-the Spanish teacher and she showed me what it was. It was a poem starting with "Yo soy" and shaped like a diamond. The student was supposed to come up with-basic statements like "I am athletic, I am funny" in Spanish and make the line breaks correspond with-a diamond shape. Even though it was late, I had difficult child do it. He brought it home and the teacher wrote "F. Would have been an A. 10 weeks late." I'm not sure he even cares. Arrrgh.