Monday, September 28, 2015

School Night

Last week first and second graders met up at school with their families. They had puzzles to put together. I know Isaak likes games better, so we took UNO. The school provided popcorn and water as well.


The kid above is Isaak's first and best friend. I played a round of UNO with them, then had to go my own way to talk to the teachers about the curriculum, and what's expected of the students. 

Apparently they should be reading at least at an H level. I asked Isaak what level he tested at. He said, "Level L." We'll see if he's right at conference time. The boy likes to pretend to not be a very good reader. I think he reads better than he lets on. 

It is nice there is a guy that was a teacher. He has a non-profit organization that works with kids on reading. Each day a book is sent home. The child reads the book, has to answer questions about the book, and marks if the book was just right, too easy, or too hard. This has gotten Isaak to read. He sees it as homework, and does it each day without being asked. :)

I asked the teachers if they'd send home extra math pages from their math book at the end of the year. They said, "Oh we go through them all." That's a good thing. 

Spelling words are each week. I've been trying out different ways to get Isaak to study those. We throw a ball back and forth spelling out the words, I say them and he writes them, I say them and he spells them out loud, and he looks at them. He likes crossword puzzles, so I may put together a crossword puzzle with his spelling words. 

Do you have any ideas on making homework time more fun, and less of a drag? Not that it should be "fun" all the time. Changing things up every so often makes learning fun.

6 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

Homework time is never fun around here. Thankfully, we don't get it too often as they allow a little extra class time to finish it.

Masshole Mommy said...

Spelling words are tough for my little one, too. He seems to like the flashcard method for now.

~ Noelle said...

Broxton HATES to read... but LOVES for me to read to him. Site words are killing us right now.

mail4rosey said...

Well, I guess it's better to pretend he's not so good when he really is, than the other way around. :)

indah nuria Savitri said...

I do have the same issues.. I myself love reading but the kids are still struggling with it. I let them choose the books they want to read but still it feels like no fun for them..

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

What a great idea for learning. I bet Isaak would like a crossword puzzle made up of his spelling words.

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