My doctor offers printed out exercise programs for different people. That's what made me think you might ask yours for one suited to your child.
Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat
Sadly, my child's doctor does not listen to us. He only prescribed him an inhaler to shut me up (IMO). I had asthma as a kid as well and my parents shielded me from exercise for fear I'd die. I have learned a lot since becoming an adult and a parent of a child with asthma and we do the preventative inhaler before exercising and have it on handy in case he needs a treatment hit.
The form of asthma he has will get better if he gets into shape. Part of why we want him to train. My asthma is, for the most part, gone now that I exercise regularly and I'm hoping he can have a similar improvement.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
Ready for a break, indeed.
I told Jacob today that he can do a lesson today (or more) and it would mean less to do tomorrow. After he said "no thank you" I told him that it's always an option, he just has to let me know he wants to do it. Friday was difficult and he didn't finish until 5pm and then I made him re-do his writing practice lesson cause he didn't apply himself the first time. Then he had to do it again yesterday in order to earn back his DS (he lost it for poor behavior during lessons).
Monday is an in-service day for Daniel, and Friday is an in-service for Jacob. I am going to set up a school bell time and if he's not done by 2:30 everyday, he'll have to make up for it on Friday.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
Sorry they are giving you a hard time. My 5yo was giving me a hard time last week. All day to do something that should take her 20-30 minutes. We had a talking and I told her she would be in big trouble if she did not snap out of it. Thankfully for the rest of the week she was done by 10AM each day.
I'm sorry you had a rough day yesterday. I was pleased with all that Jacob accomplished by 10:30 yesterday. He was all done by lunch (minus the art lesson we put off til Wednesday cause we do it when it brother is as school and he had an inservice day).
So the way that connections academy works is he has a real, certified, experienced teacher that we communicate with over the phone and through emails and video chat. I am his "learning coach" and we respond to his teacher. Well, today, Jacob got to email his teacher and ask for a zero grade on a test he submitted.
His baby sister had surgery this morning and I was thankful that today was a test day because I am not allowed to interfere with his tests and I needed to be available for his sister. Well, he didn't even try for his language arts test. He just clicked a letter answer without reading the question (one of the reasons why I don't like multiple choice tests). He took 1 minute to finish a 40 question test. And then he submitted it without my presence (something he's not allowed to do). He got in big trouble (by me). I had him email his teacher and apologize and ask for a zero grade on it. Then I told him he does not get his Nintendo DS for the entire weekend and then he went in time out in his bed (cried the whole time). While he was in time out, I printed the test (no answers) and then I made him complete the test at the table with his pencil. I hope his teacher agrees with me that he deserves a zero grade, but I am ready to give her his actual answers so she can evaluate what all he absorbed from this unit.
He knows how disappointed I am in him and he promised to never do it again. It just sucks that I can't trust him much with things I should be able to.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
I seem to have lost my muli quote.
To the first post - I am sorry you had a bad day. We all have days like that. We do not always finish everything in a day. Some can be added to the next day or later that evening after we have all had a break. Remember "The Son Will Come Out, Tomorrow, Tomorrow".
To the second post - I do not think I would like not being the actual teacher. I do understand about them going quickly through tests. One thing I have done in the past is to erase all of the wrong answers and make her do it again. Then only give 1/2 credit for the new right answers. That way, they are still learning the material. When I went to school I learned the most from when they went over the test after the test. Too bad I did not learn that information before hand. I did the best in classes that had a pre-test similar to the test.
Bonita - I am totally with you, the whole reason we homeschool is because I can do better than the public school. I pick the curriculum and taylor it to each kid. I would hate having to be accountable to a ps teacher.
For my kiddos and tests, I have them correct them and work on them till they get the tests correct. Only ones I DO not do that with are the tests I use to prep them for the state testing.. I know there will be tons of questions they do not know, and the goal isn't correct answers, but to do their best and not break down .
DH-Aug 30th 1997 Josiah - 6/3/02 Isaac 7/31/03