It occurred to me last night as I sat watching shows off the DVR while my son toiled away on the computer preparing a History project that it was the 4th straight night that he worked on homework until 8pm or so. Willingly. No fuss, no hassle, no fighting. Just me doing as usual and... Continue Reading →
Here's the plan: Monday I will print out the homework assignments from the 4 teacher's web sites (nothing for Drama or PE). We will look at them together and rank them in numerical order of due date/amount of time needed for completion. I know he already is warming up to this idea and understands it... Continue Reading →
The mess in his backpack
Yesterday I got a peek into what I think may be at the root of SportBoy's homework woes. I fear it is genetic. That picture up there? Could easily be his dad's or even his grandfather's (dad's side). We have long joked about his dad's "piling system" which, as far as I can tell whenver... Continue Reading →
Total GPA Non-Weighted 2.3333 Wahoo!! He got more than a 2.0 in his first semester!! PHEW!! As you can imagine, I am SOOOOO proud. /sarcasm Actually we are all quite relieved. Just one week before the grading period was to end he was at 1.83. Yep, had 4 D's - all the academic classes. He... Continue Reading →
Big Brother (Mama) is watching you!
Long term readers may recall that SportsBoy has a tendencey to, oh, not do his schoolwork. And then to lie about it. Happens at least once a year. Of course, in elementary school they coddled him a bit. Let him get away with turning in late work and still getting full credit. Until last year... Continue Reading →