Thursday, February 4, 2010

Homeschooling week 3

This week was was not as bad as the first, but we are still trying to work out a few kinks. Tyler is doing really well, getting all his work done by 11 or 12. Colby takes a little more time to get his done because he is so easily distracted, I am going to have to figure out what works best for him so both of us don't end up frustrated at the end of the day.

Aidan and Jackson are doing well, mostly enjoying their schoolwork. They are both reading very well. I am trying to find a smaller table for them to work at so they dont have to reach so much at our big table. We are doing our Creation lapbook and they are really enjoying that.

I got an idea from a friend of mine to try chore sticks. Basically you write the kids daily chores on one side of a large popsicle stick. Then you put a smily face or star on the opposite end and stick them in a jar, chore side up. When the kids have completed that chore they turn the stick over to show that they did it. Check their stick before bed to make sure all the chores where completed. We started this today...we will see how it works!


Melanie said...

LOVE this idea! I'm going to try this with my two little guys.

May God bless you richly!
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ilovemy5kids said...

I LOVE this idea!!! I've been needing something other than paper and this may do the trick.

Wonderful idea!!!