We're finally there.
Week 4 (?) of school and we're smooth sailing!
Carpools in place, meals planned, volunteer time scheduled, work going and household chores are getting done. It's no easy job coordinating it all. But, we all do better with our days laid out nicely.
I've put some firm rules in place that have helped us tremendously:
*No Ipads in the morning until ALL chores are done.
*30 minutes of TV and a snack after school, then homework. No privileges until everything is complete.
*Allowance and privileges can be taken away for lack of effort in the classroom.
So far, we've been super successful with these rules. I'm averaging 2-3 hours a night with school work. Guiding worksheets, checking over work, assisted reading and computer time......it all adds up, but it all counts!
Cheers to great grades and an easy transition into the controversial common core curriculum!
We're all going to learn a lot this year.