Monday, March 30, 2009

Inspiring your slacker?

I am so frustrated with Hunter right now. Every day when we go over his math, it is the same. I'm not sure why I did it that way. Yes, I remember us going over that yesterday. Of course I read the lesson. I didn't ask for help because I was sure I understood it. My frustration level is over the moon. I just want him to try, read the lesson, and try. It seems to be asking too much. He knows how to do it, when we sit and do it together, we work directly to the right answer. He just can't or won't do it by himself. On the other hand, there is nothing he can't read and comprehend. I guess I might just be pushing too much. I want him to be good at everything we do, and that is unrealistic.

Koty, is of course, just the opposite. He quickly grasps every math concept and can remember it clearly from day to day. But reading and writing is just so overwhelming to him sometimes, maybe I don't give him as much grief because his difficulties aren't so concrete. Math problems are either right or wrong. Writing skills and reading skills aren't quite so quantifiable.

On a lighter note, the kids all worked on Get Well! cards for greatpa, they all gave it great effort and I'm sure he'll get a kick out of them. They all did a fishing theme, as this is one of their best memories with greatpa.


Christine said...

Keep up the great job! I couldn't teach 8th grade math!

Christine said...

BTW, I am adding you to my blogroll since I am on yours. ;) Hoep you don't mind.