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Buddha

Vital 1st Team Regular
#7
My daughter is nearly 8...her school work is brilliant, but trying to do it at home its a lot of huffing and sighing and “thats enough for today” when she has 6 lessons to finish each day!
My niece is 8 and my sibling is also finding the home-schooling very challenging. My advice has been not to worry too much about it as she is only 8. IMO the real worry for chidren that age is that they're not getting to mix and socialise with their peers. Obviously the schoolwork does have some importance but with little hobbits that age I don't think it is anywhere as important as with the older kids who are studying for their GCSEs etc. Another suggestion that I've made is to try to do some fun but educational activities/games rather than get stressed (and have the kid get stressed) trying to complete tasks that the school has set.

Just my opinion. Good Luck with it, I know how challenging it can be.
 

jogills

Vital 1st Team Regular
#10
Thanking my lucky starts I don't have this burden to bear, children finding it wearing. Three hours a day on the BBC from next week; I'd be taking full advantage.

We went out for a walk this morning and were stuck at snail's pace a good distance from a toddler with her mother and aunt, who were allowing her to explore everything around her and explain it to her. That alone lifted my spirits and when mum apologised for holding us up I was able to tell her genuinely that what she was doing was more important than anything we had on. We are all learning.
 
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mozzer59

Vital Squad Member
#13
My niece is 8 and my sibling is also finding the home-schooling very challenging. My advice has been not to worry too much about it as she is only 8. IMO the real worry for chidren that age is that they're not getting to mix and socialise with their peers. Obviously the schoolwork does have some importance but with little hobbits that age I don't think it is anywhere as important as with the older kids who are studying for their GCSEs etc. Another suggestion that I've made is to try to do some fun but educational activities/games rather than get stressed (and have the kid get stressed) trying to complete tasks that the school has set.

Just my opinion. Good Luck with it, I know how challenging it can be.
Thanks Buddha! We have decided to finish for the day and her art project can wait until tomorrow! Her art is to do an Andy Warhol pop art style picture! She is 7 FFS! 😆
 

PhilK66

Vital 1st Team Regular
#14
Throughout most of last year I was doing video one on one lessons with all three grandchildren. Great fun and about to resume again. As a linguist I was giving my 11 year old grandaughter spanish lessons and french refresher lessons and the same for her younger brother. What I concentrated on was speaking the languages and learning vocabulary and not on grammatical rules and irregular verbs.

My grandaughter is so keen on languages that I also gave her some basic russian phrases lessons (phonetically) and also started some basic mandarin chinese (which I did not speak so I could learn with her).

The third grandson aged 7, he of the incredible goal scoring record, is football crazy so I devised quizzes and problem solving based on football. Maths coaching involved sums like "add all goals scored in the PL last weekend" etc.

By basing it for each one according to their particular interests their attentions were maintained. Very enjoyable!
 

Buddha

Vital 1st Team Regular
#15
Throughout most of last year I was doing video one on one lessons with all three grandchildren. Great fun and about to resume again. As a linguist I was giving my 11 year old grandaughter spanish lessons and french refresher lessons and the same for her younger brother. What I concentrated on was speaking the languages and learning vocabulary and not on grammatical rules and irregular verbs.

My grandaughter is so keen on languages that I also gave her some basic russian phrases lessons (phonetically) and also started some basic mandarin chinese (which I did not speak so I could learn with her).

The third grandson aged 7, he of the incredible goal scoring record, is football crazy so I devised quizzes and problem solving based on football. Maths coaching involved sums like "add all goals scored in the PL last weekend" etc.

By basing it for each one according to their particular interests their attentions were maintained. Very enjoyable!
You can speak all those languages, Phil? Fair fcking play to you!
 

PhilK66

Vital 1st Team Regular
#19
You can speak all those languages, Phil? Fair fcking play to you!
Cheers Buddha. I can speak spanish and french and some very basic russian but not mandarin chinese. I was learning some basic mandarin together with my granddaughter. When she started secondary school in September she was delighted to find that one of her new classmates was chinese so could "show off" with her.
 

markinkent

Vital 1st Team Regular
#20
Thankfully not. Although motivating my 17 year old to get up and do much work is a challenge. With his A-Levels exams scrapped his point is do you think my teachers assessment will change much or will they base it on mock results last December and their current thoughts on me.

Any teachers care to comment ?

Where I work we are factoring covid impact e.g. Home schooling into our individual performance reviews which i thought was fair