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#1 mlktwins

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:56 AM

Planning for 7th grade has me thinking about how I want next year to go.  How do you deal with work that needs to be corrected?  When do you check their work?  When do they make the corrections?  My boys (these are my only) want me to correct their work so they can fix it right away.  This is working for me anymore -- LOL.  So...should I correct that day and make time to go over work first thing the next morning?  Some things aren't as important for this (i.e. Wordly Wise), but I don't want them working on new math when they have corrections to make from the day before.  I do/will address questions while they are doing their work and will not be changing that.

 

 



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:00 AM

If it works for you to do it right away, that is awesome. For us, unless I am working the lesson with them which I only do for very new material, then it waits until the math session the next day. At the beginning of the hour, they pull out the teaching book and correct yesterday's work. They check their answers and rework any missed before starting the new lesson. I check in with them to see if they know what they did wrong, or if I need to walk them through any problems before moving on.  If it is new material or material they have been having issues with, we just work them out together and check as we go. 



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:11 AM

The best way I've found to check math is to sit across the room with the answer key and have my son tell me his answer as soon as he gets it.  If it's wrong he needs to work until it's right.

 

This avoids the drama of feeling like he is "finished" only to be hit with a bunch of corrections later.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:16 AM

If I finish checking before they return from piano practice or the bathroom (eyeroll) and it is minor, we will go through it right then. Otherwise, I try to get it corrected before the next day. We have Post-it tabs in their workbooks marking where they are. I move the tab when I correct the work, so if there is a problem wrong I put the tab at the first incorrect problem and they start there and then look for other missed problems before continuing.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:10 PM

I do corrections at night for those kids who do their work independently (but reality intrudes, so sometimes it is two days for dd#3's math and a week for Latin). Dd#3 corrects her work when she has time that week, usually at the start of the next math time. If there are things she doesn't understand, I go over them in the morning or on the day we have set aside for helping. Most of the time, she has made a careless math error.

The younger two are checked as they do them since I am right there. If I only had a couple of kids, I would try to be right there when they do math.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:21 PM

Thanks for the responses so far!!!  I am there when they do math (usually planning ahead, etc.) and periodically ask if they need any help -- or they come to me for help.  We are finishing MM6 at the moment.  I have one that works much faster than the other.  As for checking their own work, I can do that for other subjects with both of them.  With math, I could give one of my boys the answer key and he will do fine.  I don't trust the other one to check his own math :tongue_smilie: .  He would say he checked it and not actually check it.  Or check it and not really care that he got it wrong in the first place.  He is my :smash: kid.  It is beyond me how I carried both boys in my womb at the same time and they couldn't be more different!!!



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:07 PM

I check everything and have the kids correct everything the same day. We are not finished with school until all work is graded and corrected. On the next day we start fresh with new assignments.

The only exception is compositions/essays. I help them edit these during the following school day.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:38 PM

I have four currently full time homeschooling. I grade in spurts throughout the day as I can. They will correct it when I hand it back to them or before beginning the next day's lesson depending on how the day goes. The same day for every lesson for every child isn't realistic, so this is very fluid and not set in stone. I will say I am more likely to be instant on the younger grammar stage kids; the upper logic stage kids are better at applying corrections the next day.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:57 PM

I correct a lot of things right away because I am lazy and will forget. If I get behind, sometimes I will skip a day of regular work and have them catch up on corrections (obviously this is for things that won't hold them up or make them learn a lot of things wrong).

 

I also have one child that can be trusted with an answer key and even worked solutions. He'll really be stuck before consulting them. 



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:16 PM

For my current 6th grader, he wakes up by 8am and finish most of his work by lunch. So I grade after lunch and he does his corrections in the late afternoon as we go to the library most afternoons to read and relax.

My current 7th grader is a night owl and has always been able to wait longer for feedback so his work gets graded by end of day (11pm) and he does the corrections when he wakes up. He typically starts his school work at 4pm.

Vocabulary work at the earlier grades was graded while my kids had lunch because it took me less than 20mins to grade both kids work. They have used wordly wise and vocabulary workshop workbooks supplied by their public charter.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:38 AM

I check everything and have the kids correct everything the same day. We are not finished with school until all work is graded and corrected. On the next day we start fresh with new assignments.

The only exception is compositions/essays. I help them edit these during the following school day.

This! One of the BIGGEST benefits to homeschooling, IMHO, is receiving timely feedback. That's (correcting one's mistakes) where the learning really happens.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:01 PM

I check everything that night or first thing in the morning (sometimes as they got older, my checking happened while they read lit or history for the day). 

 

We meet one on one for a "tutoring session" daily. We go over all of their work from the previous day, and they rework any wrong math problems with me right there. That way we can talk through what the issue was (careless mistake, misreading instructions, accidentally flipping something, misunderstanding a concept, etc...) If there are extensive errors due to a misunderstanding of the concept, then I would instead have them re-do that lesson for that day's math after we worked some sample problems together.

 

As they get older, this is one session where we go through all work and rotate things like discussion of science or history or literature, going over their writing, and so on. When they were younger, sometimes I did two or three tutoring time sessions that were shorter (only one or two subjects at a time), depending on their needs.



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:28 PM

I correct my children's assignments daily. They work on corrections before they do anything else the next day.



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 03:54 PM

My son corrects all of his own work, except WWS and tests. I've got his younger sister to work with and I work part time, so I just don't have time to check everything myself. He is expected to check his answers and make corrections immediately after completing the assignment. For the things I'm reviewing myself, he has to come bring it to me and shove it in my face as soon as he's done. Otherwise I'll forget or put it off. 



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:25 PM

^ Same here. Kids correct their own work, and re-do the math / grammar / Latin problems correctly before they're "done" for the day.

 

(It actually never even occurred to me to check their work for them.)



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:17 PM

Math is the only subject in which I really require "fixing" mistakes, unless you count revisions on writing. DD and I have a set time to "meet" each morning and go over her work. She likes to start early so she is usually at least partway through her math lesson by then. We go through the answers to that day's work and anything unfinished from the previous day, with me calling out the answers and her checking her work. Then we work any missed problems together on the white board. We also use this time for our discussions (lit, history, science, etc.) and for me to give direct instruction as needed.

 

I admit that I am shamefully lax about checking many of her workbook subjects, like spelling and Latin, other than making sure they're actually done. :blushing:

 

DS is still in the "parent-at-elbow" stage so I use my one-on-one time with DD to give him a mid-morning break. He can get distracted easily so she knows not to interrupt us during the times I work with him, unless she urgently needs immediate help. Thankfully, DS's lessons (K/1st) are still short so those times are limited. Obviously, with him I am mostly watching as he works and can correct mistakes as we go. On some tasks he is independent enough that I can step away for a few minutes, but we always check/correct his work as soon as he finishes.



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 07:24 PM

I always check independent work the beginning of that class the next day.  I review the questions with them and correct together; however, for my 8th grader in algebra, I gave it back for a second attempt before reviewing together if still incorrect.  Written assignments checked the next day. If assignments are incomplete then there is a consequence usually a loss of a privilege for a time (ie, video games for the rest of the day).  I don't hound them to complete their work. That is their responsibility at 6th and 8th grade.