I have the 'my kids insist on doing their homework- what should I do?' problem.
Well, Amy has already finished her first whole notebook of writing practice. She is doing about 10 pages a day and 20 on the weekends.
Meg has recorder practice homework.
There is no set amount of homework each night. They just need to practice each day and mark on a chart how many times they played their 'song'.
I say 'song' as they only know one note so far.
I'm not sure how C sounds on a recorder really. But I am absolutely sure that it does not make a song by itself.
And when Meg decided that she would do her C song fifty times last night I was almost weeping. I was definitely beggig her to stop doing her homework and do something else, you know watch tv, play DS, go out and graffiti the neighbourhood or something.
Well, turn the volume riggghhhhhhht down on your computer and watch this:
(Don't worry, it's only 14 seconds long. And trust me, that's enough.)
And I love that, while the sound is truly cacophonous, Meg has the whole flair recorder swing thing going on. That's my kid!
They are enjoying themselves and that's the main thing, right?