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We've learned that it is best to take things on your own terms and if you don't understand something it's best to ask for help and if you excel then by all means run with it and do beyond what is expected. She typically focuses intently on one area or another at different points and for the length of time it takes to master whatever area she's focused on and she doesn't mind if it's noisy and chaotic.
She has thankfully learned how to focus in all types of environments.
Does your GS'er study a lot? To sit down and study? No. He doesn't need to. He just gets things very quickly. Show him 1-2 times and he's got it and doesn't need help anymore. But things like spelling words they work on those throughout the week (much to his dismay), same with the math lesson, etc. So I'd say the busy work they do in class and then all of the homework they do after school is part of studying but that's the only studying he does.
Are there techniques that you've implemented that you would suggest? Nope because he doesn't need them, he picks things up very quickly and doesn't need more than it explained 1-2 times so there's no techniques involved with him. I personally find that techniques really differ with each person. What works for one may very well not work for another.
Does your GS'er find it easier to study in quiet or are they comfortable doing so, say in the kitchen where the whole family is? Well he doesn't study so this doesn't really apply, but my house is typically quiet regardless. I work from home so I'm quiet, hubby sleeps all day so he's quiet, and we only have 1 kid so if he's reading or something then obviously he's quiet so he can have quiet anywhere in the house really. He does his homework at the kitchen table right after school.
I have one that loves studiing and one that hates it.
Kathryn will some times get her homework done on the bus on the way home. She has even gotten her home work done while waling home from the bus stop.
Steven on the other hand needs to be sat at the kitchen table while I an in the kitchen making dinner/ cleaning up etc. and constantly refocused. If he is left on his own or allowed to study in his room where he toys are, He will be constantly distracted and will never get his work done.