Haiku Posted July 11, 2008 Share Posted July 11, 2008 I have my first grader do two pages of ETC every day. The other evening, when I was out, she did 18 pages on her own! Just for fun! When she showed it to me (beaming with pride, of course), she told me, "And now I won't have to do my phonics for the next nine days!" Toward the end of the pages, I could tell that she had gotten tired and her work was pretty sloppy. The next day, we corrected some of the sloppy parts as that day's lesson. Today, she told me that she could skip phonics because she'd worked ahead. I gave her the choice of skipping a few days or continuing to work every day and getting into the next book faster. She chose the latter option. I was just wondering what other people do when their kids work ahead. Do you let your child "skip" or do you keep them working? I don't want to kill her enthusiasm for working ahead but neither do I want her to take two weeks off phonics and work so far ahead that she gets sloppy. Tara Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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