I fussed at the kids for scattering those pipe cleaners everywhere. I usually find them wrapped around pencils, but lately I’ve found them on the floor in the living room. The kids must have quietly blamed each other until we noticed:
Meet Max, the kinesthetic cat.
I also wanted to share our school whiteboard. I used extra scrapbook stickers and made Sharpie divider lines to list the kid’s daily assignments. They cross off each subject with a dry-erase marker when they’ve completed it. I keep a paper calendar planner as well, so I have a record. What they like best is the ability to know what they have scheduled – since some work is independent and some requires us working together (history, science & spelling). They can better allocate their time and not overlook anything. Before calling it a day, we go down my planner and I check their work. (This is key, since **some** children have been known to **accidentally** mark off items that haven’t **quite** been completed).