Monday, November 26, 2007

We met with Erin's teacher last Monday, and I am feeling significantly better about homeschooling. I was completely unprepared for the meeting, but her teacher seemed to expect that. He said that the first meeting is usually the hardest, but now I'll know what to expect for the next one. We hadn't been putting the date on her work which was a tiny problem, but something we can easily correct for our next meeting. Erin did really well on a math test he gave her which boosted her confidence and mine. Her teacher also gave me some helpful advice for getting Erin to work on her own. Recently she hasn't wanted to do a single lesson if I am not sitting right beside her doing it too. He recommended that she do at least 30 minutes of independent work daily. Having him back me up on the issue has made it so much easier to get Erin to do it.

It is just past five o'clock and already the last rays of sun have slipped behind the mountains. I do no like the shortness of these days or the chill they bring with them. I can not wait for daylight to unfold and stretch its self out again.

4 comments:

aola said...

It always seemed like my boys suddenly got dumb-as-a-truck if I wasn't sitting next to them! It takes some work to get them to transition into working independently. Seth now does half of his work alone. Yeah Seth!!

Becky said...

love your last lines here.

Denise said...

Sandy.. Web talk is the site where I found my current layout........... soooooooo not sure if I will try another one... Maybe,,,

Sandra said...

A, I am so glad it isn't just me. I thought I was doing something wrong and that is why she couldn't think when I wasn't sitting with her.