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We are getting closer and closer to the end of our school year. The kids are getting more restless waiting for their summer break to start. The results? Not staying focused while doing school work. We’ve already made some adjustments since the weather has gotten warmer by doing school work outside and having more frequent breaks, but they are still loosing focus when they are looking at their books and the pencil is in their hand. So, for this Weekly Kid Challenge we are going to be working on staying focused.
We will be incorporating a stop watch to make it a little more competitive for themselves by trying to beat their own time and also a bell they can ring once they are done with a page as an incentive. We will also be doing more writing, mostly just handwriting pages, so they can have more practice of keeping their eyes on their page rather than looking around. I’m hoping these little changes will make a big difference. If you have any tips on keeping kids focused while doing school work, I would love to hear them.
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Once you sign up HERE you will receive an email with your log in information including a new password. It is set up into five different units and each unit has chapters and lessons plans already laid out. We haven’t gotten into that much yet, but so far I really like it. It is filled with beautiful pictures, has videos and I even set it up while signing up for it to have audio to read the lesson, which is great for young ones. Be sure to check it out.
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