1st grade homework is hard. It's hard for many reasons but the biggest is there is simply a lot of writing and writing is hard. Riley,like most of us, avoids what is hard. Tonight the task was to unscramble the sentences and write them correctly. I made flash cards set them in the order if the work sheet and we went from there. For all you tech people tell me there is an app that would make this easier.
There were three sentences to unscramble. The first two we were pretty successful at and then the third was extra hard since it had a posessive noun. That's just a big concept.
Homework time is an test of patience for Justin and I. I have zero patience when I know Riley knows how to do something and is acting like he doesn't. I need to remember that he may be telling us more with his behavior than his words allow him to communicate. I also use the chocolate measurement. If I try to bribe with chocolate and he still acts like he can't do it chances are he really can't or at least doesn't understand my directions. Tonight when I told him Rex was having ice team but he couldn't until he finished his math it was amazing how well he could write those numbers. He's not really manipulating me if I know he's after ice cream all along, right???