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March 2nd, 2010, 08:51 PM
Super Mommy
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We ask for:

4 pg. explode the code
2 reading comprehension pages
1 paragraph ss then discussion
1 page math orally
1 hour reading bedtime

EIW 1 lesson
read going to and from co-op
science experiment

We get through maybe 1/4 of it a day because he's kicking and screaming the whole way he hates school work. It's so tiring but it's not like he does anything if he's not doing school work. He'll just walk around talking but not really saying anything. His only interest is video games but we've restricted them to sole the weekend.

It's not to much work for a seven year old is it?
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March 2nd, 2010, 09:59 PM
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I don't think it's too much for Ben because that's just the type of person he is, BUT it would be for ME. Does he enjoy reading? I hated reading as a kid, and there's no way I can read an hour at bedtime even now. I'd fall asleep. Reading in the car gives me a migraine and car sickness... even if it's just for a second (like trying to find something on a map while dh drives). The other stuff... math, ss, etc.... yeah, totally fine.
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March 3rd, 2010, 09:07 AM
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No, I don't think it's too much for a 7 yr old/2nd grader.

The 1 hr reading - could you maybe break it into two sessions? Reading one hour may be a lot for him? I could totally do it but I love to read. I would love to be able to read for an hour straight!

Could the video games be a motivation that you could let him play at the end of the day if he completes his daily assignments?

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March 3rd, 2010, 09:33 PM
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Is it the ETC workbook or online? I know my kid couldn't do 4 pages of writing in the workbook, but she doesn't have much of a problem doing 4 lessons of ETC online. However, for us it's not every day. More like 3x/week.

I don't think it sounds like too much. Maybe a bit repetitive though? Maybe you could change it up sometimes so it's not always so predictable? Like instead of reading a SS paragragh, draw a picture of what you read the day before, etc..?
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March 3rd, 2010, 09:47 PM
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We use reading as a calm down before bed. He loves to read. I'm glad that it's not we're being to hard on him.
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