Topic | Kindergartener – How strick should I be about joining in?

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  • Heather

    Hi all, I’m back for my weekly encouragement.Laughing

    My dd5 (just turned 5 2 weeks ago) is really into her workbook lessons (she loves workbooks and works out of two of them daily), she is doing her reading program, and I am trying to have her sit in with my 1st grader and my 4th grader during family lessons.  This is our second week back to school and I am having a real struggle.  She’s not being deliberately disobedient, but just very wiggly and squirmy and distracting to the others (especially my 1st grader who gets distracted easily).  I think I realized today when I had science with just my 1st and 4th grader since my K girl fell asleep during “quiet time”, that we could get alot more accomplished, more peacefully and less stressfully if I let her “do her thing”, blocks, coloring, playdough in another room.  Would you discourage me in this, or is it a good idea?  I am thinking of requiring attendance and attention during Bible , worldview and scripture study, but letting her “off the hook” during science, history, and some others.  What do you think?


    I have let my K student last year not be in all the subjects… I wouldn’t make them do science or history.

    I did make mine listen to our foriegn language stuff, and scriptures.

    I would say that is a great idea.  I don’t make my 5yo do it all.  Some of it is just over his head and I find if I just let him color etc while we do it then some of it soaks in and some not.  It is more important that the others get it than the 5yo.  I keep mine in the same room though so at least he is hearing some of it, my 3yo can tell me back more of than my 5yo most of the time.  If another room works the do that, if the same room works then she might get more out of it…if the others don’t get distracted.

    This is what is recomended for a 5 year old:

    Ohhh, I just saw that this was posted about 2 months ago.  Opps!

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