Guest hilaryanne Posted November 8, 2011 Share Posted November 8, 2011 We are working on the First Grade work with my daughter, 6.5. And we all enjoy it for the most part. BUT, I'm having a hard time maintaining a schedule with it. When we are home and I was planning to do our school lessons, she finds these wonderfully creative things to do with her time, or is playing beautifully with her brother (4.5) and I just hate to break them up from what they are doing and make her "do school." This is one of the main reasons I am homeschooling (at least for the early childhood years) - so that they CAN still play, pretend, and use their imaginations. But, I also want her to be doing this work, and if we do put her in public school in the coming years (which may happen), I don't want her to be behind because she enjoyed playing more than doing lessons. Hmmmm... Once we get started, she's pretty into it, but I have such a hard time getting her started! I've tried so many things - "15 more minutes to play..." or doing it at a certain time each day, or "after breakfast we'll get started" but when she wants to build a castle and play creatively with her brother I have a hard time not letting her just do that instead. Any tips on keeping firm with a schedule for this age? Thanks so much! Hilary Dylan, 6.5 Noah, 4.5 Dominick, 6 months Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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