WHAT”S WORKING AND WHAT”S NOT WORKING
Having a struggle with the boys right now. Well, its been going on a while. They do all the easy assignments, like writing their spelling words, any computer games, or the easiest crafts first in each subject. Then they save the reading and most detailed work to the end. In doing this they seem to run out of time by the end of the day. Or it will be 8pm and they are still working on lessons. I know its not the lessons, they are not too hard for them and the kids aren’t really bored with them. They just want to do the easy stuff. When they do a history craft they will just assemble it as quickly as possible and move on without reading the info provided on it. Or they will work through a workbook as quickly as possible, whether the answers are correct or if its even readable, they consider it done.
I don’t like it but I have to stay on them constantly about their lessons or they slack off, don’t study or half ass do their assignments. I know it is probably normal for a lot of kids, its just exausting for me.
They also keep their workboxes and lessons in their rooms. They are really bad about jus throwing their workbooks, binders and such on the floor. Their desks are always a mess, along with their workboxes.
I am mostly an organized person, so this just drives me nuts.
Does anyone else have issues with this?
Is there anything wrong with teaching the kids to pick after themselves (even in their own rooms) and teaching them to be organized?