IMHO I think 10 minutes of copywork to start is good. You can slowly increase it throughout the year.warriormom wrote:This is a "redeeming the time" question: First, the background. I have a MFW1st grader (7y/o ds) and a MFWK (51/2 y/o ds).
My oldest is progressing well, but I feel that certain things are taking way too much time...for example: the Proverbs copywork can stretch on to 20 minutes (or so it seems), with me having to redirect him frequently (there goes Miss Mason's cheerful attitude!).
I want school to be enjoyable, but I also want my kids to learn to buckle down and do their work, working as unto the Lord. This can happen on other things too, of course. Suddenly, school has taken 4 hours... Do any of you experience this, and how do you handle it?
Maybe set the timer for 10min or how ever many min. you think he can handle and when the timer goes off he can take a break and come back to it to complete.
If he is doing his best work and trying hard I think he is doing okay =)
Gently remind him that we do everything for the Lord and our best work, but I think you are doing that already ;)