HollyinNNV Posted July 18, 2008 Share Posted July 18, 2008 In what ways do you make the best use of your time during a school day? Here are two of mine: When ds starts to droop or get annoying (around 10 AM-because he gets up early), I used to just let him take a break from school. Getting back to work was always tough for him. The break seemed to make school last longer than it should. So I began proposing doing school in the bathtub. He likes to read his reader in the bathtub. He does flashcards in the bathtub. He will listen to read alouds and even practice spelling in the bathtub. Something that would have been tremendously painful in the "real world" is fine in the bathtub. Plus, he is re-energized to do more school after getting out and dressed. Poetry Memorization (or any kind of drill) After eight hours of school, dd (14) is not up for memorizing poetry-and who could blame her. However, she seems to tolerate it if she can dribble and shoot basketball at the same time. Maybe the rhythm of the ball, or something to keep her mind off the repetition of the poetry? What are your "shortcuts to success?" How do you use your time wisely? Does a P.E. break help your kids refocus? Do you combine subjects to be more efficient? I'd love to hear your ideas. Hope that my ideas help someone out there. Holly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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