Monday, February 20, 2012

Kids and School

We had our first three children within 4 years and I thought our life could not be crazier. I remember thinking, if I could just hang on until they got a little older and started school, things would finally slow down. Boy. Was. I. Wrong. The older they get, the crazier it gets! They start school and have a million activities going on in school, after school sports, friends. Having 3 children in the same elementary school is seriously insane. Their holiday parties are all at the same time on the same days and I have to stretch myself really thin to make sure I am a part of each one of their parties. And after school, my time is spent making sure 3 kids get their homework done on top of caring for a 2 year old, a husband and our household needs. It's insane. Luckily I have 3 very intelligent children who don't need much help from me, I am more like a cheerleader and motivator than anything.

 We have ran into a couple instances where our daughter has struggled a little with math so I was super excited to find a page on Dreambox dedicated to 3rd grade math!!!  I also found a ton of resources at the Ohio Resources Center. I will be the first to admit that I hate math. I always struggled with it in school so I don't get bent out of shape when Emma has problems. Although I find it funny that our 4th grader, Drew, is in the gifted math program! How can it be possible that 2 children, only 13 months apart, can be so completely different? The school told me that Drew will go on to be in the gifted math program next year when he moves to the Intermediate Building and I told him he is on his own. LOL I don't even know how I made it through my math classes in college. Seriously.  But they are all great in English and Reading so that is a HUGE plus!

Does your child struggle with any subjects? What do you do to help them?

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  1. My little guy isn't old enough for these troubles yet..however I am very blessed because my husband is a high school math teacher:) Free tutoring for me! Math is a very difficult subject for a lot of kids though! Best of Luck!

  2. That sounds like a great resource center. I actually was very good at math- I ended up minoring in it. I did struggle with social studies. I would do cue cards to help me study at night. My kids are too young for studying but when they get older, this would be a great site to check out.

  3. I don't know how you do it...what's your secret? I have 1 in preschool and they drive me nuts with the constant activities. It's overload sometimes.


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