This afternoon my phone rang. An dear friend is in town, she moved far north a while ago, and she wanted to get together with our kids this afternoon. I choked thinking how can I make this happen we have the “homework” the dreaded homework that steals all of our time and energy. The homework that allows us no life after school.
As my mind raced, the following email popped into my inbox:
Joann,After meeting with Ryan’s teachers and reviewing his IEP, we feel that we came up with a great modification to try. Ryan will receive his homework every night from Monday thru Thursday. He is not going to hand it in the next day. He will work on it at home throughout the week and over the weekend. The next Monday he will hand his homework in from the previous week. We feel like this will be less stressful for everyone involved and you won’t have to teach Ryan anything new over the weekend. He can do a little each night until it is finished. Please let me know if you have questions about this. This is in place now, so he can hold on to whatever homework he has and hand it in on Wednesday (we have off Monday and Tuesday).