It happens. It wasn't until my son was 6 that he got consistent about not wetting the bed. He actually had an accident a couple of weeks back. We were on vacation and forgot to remind him to go potty before bed. He will be 7 this Sunday. Limit the drinks at night and make her go to the bathroom before bed. She is likely sleeping more soundly right now.View Thread
Ours was uneventful. DH left for Frankfurt and London on Saturday. He'll be back on this Saturday. The day before Levi's birthday. I mostly did our usual weekend chores and did some extra rowing because it is difficult to get my daily rows in when it is just me and the boy during the work week.View Thread
We have had 5 inches since yesterday afternoon and it is still coming down in buckets. Several major highways are closed in sections just in time for morning rush hour. I had to take the boy to school because DH has an early morning teleconference with his people in China. I got lucky and got a cab after dropping Levi off. Luckily, I'm working from home today.View Thread
I'm so glad we don't do drill and skill (reams of mindless work sheets) or as I like to call it drill and kill. Because there is nothing that will kill the love of learning like an seemingly endless pile of worksheets. I'm glad you got the boys out of that other school and into their present one.View Thread
Oh gosh no. Discussions with differing opinions and differing circumstances are important and makes this board interesting. Homework at this age should never be so much or difficult to make a child cry, especially in K. You want them to love learning not dread it. This is the philosophy of the EC and LS divisions of Levi's school. I think in SK he had some small thing or project once a month, tops. Levi was upset because he knew (or so he thought) it would cut into Minecraft time. And when we sat down to do it, he was into it. He was amazed to learn about cliff diving and that there were pyramids in Mexico. That is how it should be. I think because of his school's approach to homework is so humane (for lack of a better word) is why I don't mind it. If it was a chore that induced tears, I would have a different opinion that is for sure.View Thread
Up to now Levi's day to day was about 10 minutes of word study Monday-Thursday that only started in January. There is an expectation of reading 20 minutes per day which he does riding the bus to and from school and to swim practice like his parents do, so I don't even count that as homework. Reading is a family expectation as well. He has had occasional math type homework, which he knocks out in less than 5 minutes. We are asked to do math games. We don't do them often because we are always posing math questions to Levi whenever the opportunity arises, which generally occur several times a day. Like did you know there are 3 billion seconds in a little over 96 years. I have started to have him send his two aunts short notes (3 sentences) on postcards each week to strengthen his writing skills. I understand the need not to give kids busy work just to give them work. But I do think learning good study habits early helps out in the long run. Plus they should learn that learning doesn't begin and end at the school house door.View Thread
What is everyone's work load like? What kind of homework is being assigned?
Levi's teacher is increasing the amount of homework this last trimester to prepare her students for second grade and good home study habits. It looks like the increased work is in the form of more research and writing projects. They are studying Monarch Butterflies (each student as his/her own caterpillar to study) and Mexico. One evening this week he had to read this epistolary type book, a series of 16 letters written by children visiting different places in Mexico to a friend highlighting some interesting point. He then had to write and draw about two facts he read to be returned the next day. Plus he had his regular word study homework. He was rather upset over the amount of work. It didn't take that long to get it all done, 30 to 45 minutes. I have to say it is good for him to get use to more work and I'm glad it isn't mindless work sheets. He has a big project due next week. They have to select a place in Mexico and research it. From their research they have to create a travel poster outlining five facts about the are they choose plus create a drawing. They are to use multiple resources in their project.View Thread
Springtime in the Midwest, you have to love it. We had hail yesterday morning, just pea size. The golf ball size ones are scary. We are to get some snow tonight. Tomorrow's high will be 38. My gardens are slowly waking. We generally have daffodils blooming by now and starting to fade and crocuses are long gone. The crocuses have just bloomed and the daffodils are still a few days away. Oh yes, planting after Mother's Day always holds true around here. I might hold out until the end of May this year. I never plant my basil before mid June.View Thread
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