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Old 11-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Please help me with my 6 ( almost 7) yr old!

Can any one with a very active 6\7 yr old boy, tell me how your day goes?

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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How about very active girls? My son is the calmest of the bunch. lol

We get up, eat breakfast, get dressed. Play for a little while, then sit and do some phonics or math. Take a break to do something else, and then do the other. Maybe throw some history in at some point, as well as some science.

We found that things went best on a routine, but not a schedule. Lots of breaks and hands-on activities. Schoolwork at that age took an hour, maybe an hour and a half total.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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We only do 2-3 subjects at a time....then we throw around a football, wrestle, run on the treadmill or I tell him to run 3 laps around our house
and burn some energy.....and we NEVER do school late in the day, he is spent by then, and will fall apart emotionally.
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I have a six year old boy who is very active. Today, he listened to me read a Magic tree house book for about an hour and he played and ran the rest of the day. He played geo trax with his sister for the most part. We do about 45 minutes to an hour most days and play card games, or he does a game on the iPad. He loves the Bob books on the iPad. We usually do math too, but he has pink eye and so I didn't have him do any book work the last two days.
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Small sections of time with playing/snacks/errands inbetween. Also, nothing ever in the afternoons and always a reward at the end...tv time, video game, computer, book on tape etc.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:05 PM   #6
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I guess I (and k12) are expecting way to much. Mostly K12, we are behind with them and I'm getting soo aggravated with it. :-( Any one change to regular homeschooling in the middle of the school year? How did that go?
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I have 3 very active boys and it would not be unusual to find one standing on their head while doing math. We have lots and lots of play time. At 6 and 7 it really does not need to be much formal learning. My boys learn so much through their play. Today we had the Civil War reenacted in our living room. Followed by ninjas when we were out for our walk in the woods. We also baked cookies and made a HUGE mess. How many times do I have to tell them "do NOT put the Kitchenaid on 10 speed after you have added flour". Then we read for an hour on the couch with cookies. We read the Bible, a picture book about Motzart, began the real Christmas Carol, read about the invention of the telegraph, learned about Abe Lincoln's naughty 2 sons that lived in the White House, and a few MathCount books.
Give lots of grace and remember they are kids and someday they will be gone and the house will be too quiet!
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We usually eat breakfast, the 3 oldest boys fill in their calendars, then we do reading lessons, phonics worksheets and grammar(for 7 yr old). Then we take a break, play some music, legos, puzzles, read books, color, etc.

Then usually after lunch we do math, spelling, science and read more, play more until it's dinner time. =)

With my boys I've learned they need breaks to get out their energy and refuel(snacks). It makes for happier learners and a happier mom/teacher!
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I have 3 very active boys and it would not be unusual to find one standing on their head while doing math. We have lots and lots of play time. At 6 and 7 it really does not need to be much formal learning. My boys learn so much through their play. Today we had the Civil War reenacted in our living room. Followed by ninjas when we were out for our walk in the woods. We also baked cookies and made a HUGE mess. How many times do I have to tell them "do NOT put the Kitchenaid on 10 speed after you have added flour". Then we read for an hour on the couch with cookies. We read the Bible, a picture book about Motzart, began the real Christmas Carol, read about the invention of the telegraph, learned about Abe Lincoln's naughty 2 sons that lived in the White House, and a few MathCount books.
Give lots of grace and remember they are kids and someday they will be gone and the house will be too quiet!
What you have said has REALLY helped me-- so glad I found this thread. My 5 yo boy is so active, he usually leaves my head spinning, I want to do things more like what you do- have FUN with him and enjoy our time together, it is so short!! Thank you!!
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