We're recovering from a series of traumas over the last month and the last one is still in limbo... Plus my ds just turned 5yo in Jan. and we have a 5mo adoptive daughter. I'm not even close to "together" and I'm using these threads to kind of help myself along if nobody minds...
Last night I managed not only to fill all the workboxes, but to gather up stuff for them for the next few days. Today the weather was horrible and I get weather-related migraines... so yuck. Today ds had:
* Use 8 snap blocks (LinkFix cubes?) to make 3 different shapes and trace them onto a paper
* Do two worksheets related to learning time: one was filling in the missing numbers in blocks (1-12) and the other was tracing the numbers in their place on a clock face
* 2 color by number (for 4-7yos)
* Draw an insect using the book he read yesterday to help him make all the parts. Of course, he only had to do one, but drew something like SIX of them!
* Put together a puzzle (I did this with him)
* 2 phonics worksheets. One was filling in the missing first letter of about 4-5 words (figuring out the letter based on rhyming and a picture) and the other was just drawing a line between rhyming words (3 pairs)
We didn't do any of the "work with mommy" stuff, but we did manage to have some nice snuggle time (plus working on the puzzle and eating together). Ds helped daddy make eggs for breakfast by cracking the eggs into a bowl and whisking them--then pouring them into the pan. When he wasn't doing his box-work, he's been going around the house with his little Vtech camera. Daddy got him working on a picture-taking project during lunch (dh works from home).
And can I tell you how much I HATE worksheets? I hate them. DS LOOOOOOOVES them and for now, I'm justifying it with getting him to do his MUCH needed writing to help with his OT issues.
To be honest, I'm happy to just get anything done that isn't him sitting in front of the TV or playing Legos ALL DAY. It's a start. We'll get better. The activities will be more engaging and fun; and mommy will have more personal resources to attend to it.