My dd has always been a good student. She is in the third grade and struggling some. Met with her teacher yesterday. She is having trouble staying on task, focus, attention span and organization. Her teacher says she does NOT think she needs medication yet. She and I are trying to put some behavioral idea in play to help. If that doesn't work we will investigate further. My dh and I are also going to take her in for a vision check as eyes can masquerade as the same thing.
If you have any idea, please add them here. Here are my plans as of right now.
I am going to make a chart to put stickers when she stays on task with homework.
I am breaking her home work up into segments with a wiggle break in between that will refocus her brain.
I am going to make one of these:
The challenge: getting kids to settle down to homework in the midst of the evening hubbub
An ingenious solution: turn display boards (available at office supply stores) into study carrels that can be set up in a flash, with all the necessary supplies close at hand. Easily stowed in a corner or a closet, these customizable stations keep kids focused on learning by providing a fun home base for tackling their assignments. And a single display board makes two carrels, so each sibling can have his own.
What you'll need
- Tri-fold display board (48 by 36 inches; makes two stations)
- Yardstick and pencil
- Craft knife
- Con-Tact paper or paint (optional)