Not a Homeschooler, BUT..... *Update*
I do try to continue and reinforce what ds is learning in school when he's home too. DS is 6, in kindergarten, and has ADHD (non medicated. we chose what we felt worked best for us) He is having some trouble with his writing skills-- proper letter formation, sentence structure (spacing and actual composition. they're working on writing more complex sentences) Anyway, I'm having the hardest time getting him to practice writing at home like his teachers have suggested. I've seen the activities they do at school and try to do the same at home, but it almost always ends with both of us frustrated and him in tears from frustration. Can anyone give me some ideas to help him practice and improve these skills? Thanks :)
** I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the great advice. I have been trying pretty much everything suggested, and he is now improving AND the improvement is starting to become consistent (I think). Yes, it is just kindergarten, but this school really pushes writing skills and reading (which he is above grade level on- yay :) ) I did stop extra work after school, and now just do a few worksheets throughout the day on weekends and school breaks (we're on spring break now) unless he asks to do them, which he does sometimes. That has helped the tantrums and tears considerably. I also see now how the fine motor skills were playing a part because I've noticed these improvements in writing are coming along the same time of him really mastering shoe tying (that was a long hard road too). Anyway, to show you all the progress that's been made
This was Sept/Oct- the spacing on this was good. Normally, it would be a bit more jumbled. But, letter sizing, some letters backwards, etc. Spelling, aside from their sight words, they aren't too worried about.
This is just a few weeks ago- More legible, still size and minor spacing issues sometimes.
This is after all of your wonderful suggestions- "proper" letter formation, and nothing more than very minor shakiness. His teacher saw this as well and she and I have both told him how great this is and how we know he can do this all the time. :)