Monday, May 16, 2011
Different Type of School This Week
As I have mentioned before I created a list of activities that Grace can accomplish in a day to collect minutes for electronic time. This is our last week of school. I decided to go ahead and start the list today and count it as school because the next three days will be standardized testing and Friday is our group's field day. I told Grace to choose six items off the list to count as her school today. You would have thought I was pulling teeth. The child does not want to do anything or learn anything. This summer is all about getting her to make better choices with her time. Choices that will help her gain knowledge. So anyway, so far this morning she chose a short documentary about dolphins, listening to an audio book for 30 minutes and crocheting. I am very curious to see what three things she will pick to round out her morning of school. We do have drama this afternoon which will be counted as part of the school day. I am trying really hard to get her away from electronics as much as possible. I know that most all of this is my fault. I have let her be on the computer as much as she has wanted with the exception of school time and when she gets grounded from it, usually for disobeying. She has never really had any restrictions of TV time just what she chooses to watch. Wish us luck!