It seems strange to be talking about school in the middle of August but here we are. Luke just started first grade which means homework will now be part of our routine. And that's just the problem. We don't even have a homework routine. We've always made reading a part of bedtime but our afternoons are usually spent playing Star Wars outside or building pretty rad Lego creations.
When the teacher asked us to describe Luke's homework routine, I knew I really needed to think about how we were going fit it into our schedule. Obviously, being a first grader, his homework is minimal but I agree that this is the time to start building good study habits. Last spring, we bought this Ikea desk and chair for Luke's room and so far, he seems to enjoy working at a desk with a quiet background and minimal distractions. For the most part I've been allowing him some time to decompress for an hour after school and then suggest we tackle the homework. It seems to working so far.
What is your homework routine? I'd love to know when and how you fit it in while also allowing them freedom to just play or even participate in sports and such. Advice welcomed and appreciated!
*image via Milk Magazine