I am having a very strange problem. I’ve never had this problem before. I can’t keep T busy. She is so quick at her work. I get her started, move on to another kid, then wham, she’s done. So I give her something else and then move onto another kid, wham, done again.
I am not a fan of busy work but I think I might have to invest in some kind of workbook or something. For the last three days when she is done and I’m working with my other kids, I’ll just give her a book and tell her to go read till I call her. Well, she’s also a fast reader so she’s almost done with the book!
I work with the 4 younger kids doing the same subjects together, only my expectations differ depending on the grade. Well, it is a bit of a problem when T is expected to do more than A (T is in 2nd and A is in 3rd). It is not a problem for T, she’s happy to just keep working, but A does not appreciate that T is doing more/higher level work than she is.
I think I’m going to print off some book report forms and have her write me some book reports, or do more copywork or something.
I know more is not always better, sometimes it’s just more…but it’s kind of a problem when she is off playing with her Littlest Pet Shop and A is still trudging through her math. Especially since T has just done twice as much math in half the time.
She is also flying through the assigned reading. I’m going to have to find more for her to read. I remember reading on the Sonlight Forums about parents who need more reading for their kids. It has always been hard for us to keep up, we definitely don’t need more…well, until now.
I think I just need to get some good science/history type books to have her read. Then I won’t feel bad when she seems to have played more during school hours than done school.
She’s just so fast.
And her handwriting…it’s so neat. UGH! No lie, her handwriting is neater than my 7th grader.
Here’s to hoping she rubs off on my kids!