I have found with K and 1st that when I sit right beside them and talk them through their work it goes much more quickly.Ariasarias wrote:We are finishing up MFW 1 this month. My dd is a very bright little girl. Her mind is always churning. But this seems to get in the way of doing her work.
She has some days that she can stay on task and others that it takes all day to get only her Bible and Math done. Today she spent a good 4 hours on these two subjects.
When I send her to do her individual work, I frequently find her "thinking" and not doing anything. I have to send her to another room because I have a four year old dd and a 20 month old dd. They are too distracting, but she causes her own distractions when she is away from the family.
I feel like I am at a loss of how to help her understand how she is spending her time. If I remind her too much about the time or if I set times, she just gets upset -- this frustrates the situation and usually makes it worse. She is aware that she will not have time later for the fun things she wants to do, but it doesn't seem to bother her that much. I've also kept her home from some outings with her friends because she did not get her work done, but she still doesn't seem very changed by that. Any suggestions???
I work with one at a time until they are finished and go to the next one.
If the younger ones are too distracting maybe you could help her during naptime. I like to get school done in the morning with my younger ones but it takes twice as long as when I do it at a time I won't be interrupted. I taught my 5 year old when he was the oldest in the afternoons while the 3 yr old, 2 yr old, and infant were taking naps.