Well sort of…
We are doing a little this first week and adding more over the next three weeks. We always have several things to overcome before we hit the floor running. Mainly attitudes.
I thought the attitude adjustment would be with this one, since she flung herself under the table last year for two hours. Why, did she do that? Because she had add 5+0. I know, it’s a hard one!
Nope it wasn’t the previous Pea. It was this one. Why? She started feeling sorry for herself because she couldn’t remember the answer to 6+9. It took a little pep talk to get her going again.
The Violinist made a big adjustment from last year. Some how over the summer she discovered, if she sat down and did her work, she will finish quickly. Gee, do you think she may have gotten that idea from the gazillion times I told her last year? Probably not.
So the first day was not too bad.
Some things I learned:
1. We need a small trash can by the table when doing work.
2. Mom needs all papers printed from the computer, BEFORE school starts.
3. Kids need to know what their books actually look like. Because of this..
“Mom, my spelling is not on my shelf.”
Mom, “It says spelling, Book 3.”
“It’s not there!”
Mom, “It is right here on your shelf!”
“Ohhhh, you didn’t say it said Building Spelling Skills, book 3.”
Mom, secretly rolls eyes.