Berk's first major homework assignment was a pretty typical one. He was instructed to create an "All About Me" poster. There were some guidelines given- certain questions he was expected to answer.
I struggled so much with how much to help him and how much to let him do it himself. I knew parents were "allowed" to help out, but I really WANT to be as hands off as possible, so he can learn and grow and all that jazz. But, the semi-professional poster-maker in me wanted to dictate exactly how it should look. So, I compromised.
I divided up the paper into sections for him, and advised him on what question he might want to answer in each box. That way, I was simply helping with the structure of the poster, not the content. I feel good about that choice.
Berk's not so big on spatial awareness quite yet, so I feel like this helped him at least separate the words and pictures into understandable blocks. It was a great first homework test for both of us!