Back-to-school time is always an exciting time of the year. Much like a new calendar year, the start of a new school year brings new goals and plans.
As the kitchen is the hub of the house, I’ve set up a space for my kids to do their homework. This “study corner” was a bit of a disaster, with papers and homework piled up from the last two school years (I know.)
So I finally managed to purge most of the paperwork, and organize the kids’ desk. I have a few things left to do to complete this space, including a dry-erase/cork board and a desk caddy.
We have a new desk chair, courtesy of Staples, that my kids can grow into. What will they do in their chair this year?
Well, both will have EQAO testing and while scores don’t really matter, it will be interesting to see how they do! My son will be in Grade 6 which means he’ll be getting much more homework this year. He’ll need to spend more time reviewing his work – especially math – on a daily basis in order to retain the information.
My third-grader will also start this year playing competitive hockey for the first time, so we’ll have to balance homework with crazy hockey schedules. Having a dedicated space for him to complete his homework, and have me nearby to ask me any questions while I prepare dinner, will hopefully help him accomplish his daily tasks more effectively.
I may just have to borrow the kids’ desk space with my laptop and enjoy the comfy chair myself, as I continue working on writing my book! More news on that in the near future…