Wednesday, September 28, 2016

lessons learned

G is at the point in his math lesson where he is learning things that I have forgotten.  Yay!  So now he gets to teach me, and that will help both of us learn.  G gets to do math on the computer after all of the other children are supposed to be in bed.  He loves this arrangement.  He has also gotten the idea that this is "computer time" rather than "math time".  Two nights ago he took no notes and got a 50% on the assignment.  So we worked through notes, and told him he had to review the material with dad before resetting the assignment.  Last night he got a 75% on his work and then read some sports news.  Tonight he spent 15 minutes on the lesson, took no notes, got a 75% on the assignment and proceeded to lay video games.  Oh no.  He did not...  but he did.

So tonight we re-affirmed that notes are required and that 75% is not acceptable.  Tomorrow I'll sit with him and make sure the notes are done before he does the assignment and that he has checked his work before he submits it. 

These are huge life skills that he's learning.  Do the work, check the work, take notes! 

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