We have entered the world of real school. Ben came home with so much homework last night. He was absent from school on Friday, so that was part of the accumulation. Ben's philosophy is to get all of his week's homework done in the first night he has it so that he doesn't have to worry about it the rest of the week. Therefore, we were doing homework for two hours last night. That's a long time for mom, not to mention a first grader. He is also now getting a list of words every week, so that we can start the spelling test rituals. I've promised him a treat every Friday that he gets 100% on his spelling test.
Even though homework seemed extremely long to Ben and I, it was really hardest on Sarah. She just couldn't understand why her playmate wasn't playing with her. She kept begging him to just finish it later. They are so dependant on each other for entertainment.