Conner has had a REALLY hard time buckling down and doing homework this week. I pretty-much gave him Christmas break off (and, frankly -- in turn I had some time-off of pressuring him) and getting back to the grind was apparently more then I could handle. He was spending over 1.5 hours whining about how hard it was and basically making me want do it myself all week long.
So, on Thursday I made new rules. He will get 20 minutes to do his homework every day (and then another 20 to do reading) and whatever he doesn't get done, will be punished at school (Ms. Dodson makes people lose recess if their homework isn't done). He will come-home, put his stuff away, we'll have our post-school small talk (aka, "how was school" "good") and then it's homework. I feel bad for him when he spends FOREVER doing homework and then he doesn't have time to play.
Do any of you have homework routines that work for you? I am not a lover of after school snacks (we tend to eat pretty early anyway -- if we're eating later, I ususally do a snack)... but that might be a nice "reward." I dunno. We'll have to see if this new plan works.
BTW, starting Drew's birthday celebrations early, and I wanted to freak everyone out when they came to my blog and that came-on.
I'm fun like that.
Oh, and Keri -- I expect you're singing every word with this song. CONGRATS!!!!