Thursday, November 29, 2012


With Shyla starting preschool this year, we thought it would be a good idea to get her in a routine of doing homework.  As a young girl, I loved homework (NERD ALERT!) and I want to instill in her a love of learning and I also hope if we can make it a routine now, we may prevent some fights in the future - PROACTIVE PARENTING!

So I bought her a preschool level workbook and told her she needed to start doing homework each night.  She got SO excited!  {and my heart grew 10 sizes that day!}  She assumed that her teachers sent the book home for her, and I didn't correct her, so she bought into it big time!

I thought we would do 1-2 pages each night.  She decided to do more like 9-10 pages each night.  Sometimes she just colors and other times she lets me go through the directions with her and she follows them.  I figure, for now, either is fine.  We are setting the routine and she is excited about homework.

This also brought back a flood of memories for me.  I very distinctly remember being little and watching Chelsea sit at her desk doing homework.  How I longed to have homework of my own!  Perhaps you feel more loved by your teacher if they are willing to send work home?  I don't know - by 6th grade kids sure don't feel like that!

So, are you wondering what Harper is doing while Shyla is doing her homework?  Well, she's just hanging around.


Your Mom said...

WOW memory lane for sure! I remember making up homework for you to do while Chelsea did hers!!! We will try to keep up routine in the next couple of days! Shy will also be THAT kid just like you!!

Erin =) said...

Like mother, like daughter =) I love that she's learning to love learning so early! The picture of Harper at the end made me giggle, too, just being the cutie munchkin she is!