Thursday, January 19, 2012

Homework

Remember last week when I talked about Kennedy and how well she's doing in school? Well, this week she's decided that she doesn't want my help with homework anymore. "I can do it myself!" she said.

Awesome. Go for it.

I have to admit I was a little afraid of what would turn out... the girl can be distracted by a fly! But, she worked hard, stopping only to tell me, "I'm NOT finished!" about 20 times. I DO still have to help her with math, that requires extra concentration and some prompting from me, but she's catching on quickly... maybe at some point she'll be doing all her homework totally by herself! :o)

Here's some pictures of her homework from this week... look how far her writing has come along since the beginning of the year! All those right side up e's. :o)

Carefully writing... 

All by herself!! 

I did help her with the spelling on her sentences... she chose what she wanted to write, though 
and chose the correct punctuation mark for the end. 

More working...

And some math... the dominoes are her favorite! Easy and fun! 

I love my girl... even if she IS kicking me out of homework time! haha

11 comments :

Tamar SB said...

Her handwriting is better than many of my first grade students! So funny to see how her homework differs from the homework I give my kiddos each week! Don't tell Kennedy or she may want to move to Boston, I only give 3 math sheets and 2 writing sheets a week - and they get a week to finish it! Next year, the first grade team is axing homework all together!

Nancy said...

That is awesome! I'm so happy for you both! What an amazing teacher you are and how wonderful for Kennedy's independent determination. You two are such an inspiration for me!

Nancy said...

That is absolutely amazing! You two are officially my inspiration! I hope I can teach Elizabeth as well! Congatulations to you both!

Nancy said...

She is so smart and adorable

Lynn said...

This is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go, Kennedy!!!!!!!!!!!! You're doing a great job!
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Ann said...

Way to go Kennedy. Such an independent girl! Jonathan can't even do that. I have to sit there and keep him focused or he will stare at nothing and get nothing done. Perhaps the difference between boys and girls?

Holly Aytes said...

I love that she kicked you out of homework :) LOL She is doing great! Her handwriting is wonderful! Way to go Kennedy!

Becca said...

How AWESOME!!! Love her independence, love the little circle over her "i". :-)

jlmcclure said...

Kind of off topic but I came across this neat fb pictorial today of siblings, one with Ds.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150341805178388.343953.511403387&type=3

mom2natnkatncj said...

Way to go Kennedy! Sad for mommy that she's getting so independent though :(.

Jae Marie said...

I'm glad you didn't worry too much about her upside down and right side up letters! :-) At her age that was TYPICAL! It turned itself right around. She's doing great, she's got pretty good handwriting for her age too! Smart cookie you've got there.