Practice work over the summer

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Registered: 06-15-2012
Practice work over the summer
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Mon, 07-23-2012 - 11:27pm
My boys are going into Grade 6 & 3 in September. My ex-husband & I have 50/50 custody; one week with me then one week with him. I bought Curriculum Books for them to do over the summer. I asked my ex to have the boys do 1 page/day per subject (math, english, science, social studies)when with him & sign each page once the boys have done any necessary corrections. He has already had the boys 2 weeks of the summer & nothing in the books have been done!
When with me, my boyfriend (we live together) has the boys do 2 pages per subject to make up for what their Dad doesn't have them do. BF thinks it'll help the boys succeed in September, I agree but I feel it's a bit much as it can take upto 2 hours.
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Registered: 08-31-2009
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 2:30pm

I also have my boys do work pages durign the summer, along with reading.  But we build fun in also.  I wouldn't stress over the "missing" work and see no need to make them do twice as much under your watch.  Yes, educational games are great as fillers to help keep the mind from going mush.

 

 




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Registered: 09-12-2003
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 12:44pm

we have assigned work over the summer. About 10 worksheets and they have to do 1 book report. To be honest we haven't started 1. He is in camp from 7:30am until 4pm then he is at my mom's until DH gets him at 5ish we get home around 6. By the time dinner is done it would be more of a battle then a benefit to get it done. We will get it done by school but vacation is vacation. Kids need that break too. We get the worksheets to prevent summer brain drain, but I don't want Liam to look back and see his summer as just a continuation of school.

Now if I wasn't working full time, there would be time built in the day. Maybe not everyday though. Kids are kids and I think we are putting too much emphasis on creating mini adults vs letting them be kids. Play has its benefits. Social, problem solving, physical, kids need that just as much as a review of what they do the other 9 months of the year.

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