When they have a question or need help with an assignment, they bring their materials to me wherever I am, and I help them on the spot.
If someone else is getting help at the moment, they work on something else in their notebook until I’m free. I spent a little time making a master spreadsheet of assignments and how frequently I want each thing tackled, and I use that as a quick reference.
It’s harder to make the space when you’re writing it out by hand.
Also, writing it out means I’m constantly in touch with where each child is in each of his or her subjects.
When I’m writing my 13-year-old’s assignments out, I can tell that I’m giving her too much work when it’s taking me a while to write or the paper is filling up.
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