|Contemplating anything other than homework|
We’re in Year Two, the time where the learning through play years metamorphoses into serious learning.
Problem is how to get your independent free spirited boys to toe the line especially when it comes to homework. -the mere mention of which has me twitching and looking round desperately for an alcoholic prop.
We start of slowly enough with spellings. Things such as PLAY, DAY STAY, FRAY at the seams…no problem easy peasy that is until we have to write a sentence using the words.
Bog Boy says nah he doesn’t need to.
I leave it like that to see if he will change his mind once he gets his homework back from his teacher.
So I trundle into school for pick up expecting a very downcast little boy but he blithely tells me when I ask how his spelling test went that he didn’t get a sticker.
“Oh!” says I. “Why not?”
“Because I didn’t do them sentences.”
“Will you do the sentences this week then?”
“No.” He says, “I won’t!”
“I don’t like stickers…”
We’re going to have an interesting year ahead…