Yesterday, I was having my son copy his verse in Adventures for the first time this year. (He's done it tons in 1st.) As I was telling him, he says, "But Mom, it doesn't say to do that in your book. You are just making me do it because you want me to." While that could be true
, in this case, I was happy to open my manual and let him read exactly what it said, "have the student copy the verse...make sure they use their best handwriting..." With that, he settled down and did his copywork without another complaint. Sometimes it is nice to have the book be the bad guy or rather the authority.
If it hadn't been in the book, I would have just said something like, "you're right. I do just want you to do it. I'm the teacher. It will be good for you."
But, it was nice that it was in there. I bet he won't even ask next time. LOL!
Wife to an amazing man
Mom to 6, ages 10, 7, 7, 5, 5, 3
Zack, 10 CtG
Samantha & Blake, twins, 7, CtG
Matthew & Joshua, twins, 5, MFW K
Nicholas, 3 derailing and tagging along