Toocrazy!! Posted September 12, 2012 Share Posted September 12, 2012 This seems to be the the first year - fourth grade - with what is supposed to be independent homework. Last night my son had three spelling sheets and a science pretest to complete. The science pretest took us over an hour to complete, and it seemed like he hadn't learned any of it in school. He is a bright kid, gifted program etc, but it was hard - even for me! HA! It was just the textbook produced one, so I'm sure it was at level. To my question, how much do you help your kids? I want him to do it himself and be independent, but at the same time, he had lots of questions. Ones I had to look up and think about. We had to talk about his answers. I felt like I had to do this in order for him to learn the material. We re-read it and watched several Brainpop videos on the subject. Do you re-teach like this? Do your kids take notes? Re-read on their own? Or do you get this involved? I don't want to do him a disservice, but I feel his current study skills are not ready to be this independent. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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