Imagination – Sun 12th Oct 2014

By | October 12, 2014

Sunday again, for T that means homework. We’ve tried suggesting that he tackles some of it as it’s set during the week, but he prefers the routine of slowly but steadily ploughing through it in one go.

Today’s has posed problems for him though, because the bulk of one subject required imagination, something he finds difficult to implement.

Show him a maths question and he’s there, instantly working it out, he works best with visual prompts and written down questions.

The task today was to create a whodunnit story, no further instructions other than the length.

He really struggled with this. Asking me first of all what the title should be, I replied with “what it is going to be about?” and that then created reams of frustration because he honestly didn’t know. In the end, I suggested a title and that gave him something to work from.

These are the times when he will struggle with subjects and topics, hopefully if he does run into difficult whilst at school, someone will recognise that he is having difficulties. I’d hope so, anyway.

Unfortunately the contrast between the level of homework that T and D receive has been very evident today which has resulted in quite a few snaps from T, already frustrated at the whodunnit task.

At least it’s all done though. I hope everyone’s day has gone well Jx

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Emma on 12th October 2014 at 10:26 pm.

I always think starting off imaginative tasks can be a bit challenging anyway so I am not surprised he struggled! Glad he managed to get it done!

Emma | frillsanddoodads.com

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Jeannette on 14th October 2014 at 9:12 pm.

Thanks Emma, it really helped him having a prompt, glad it got done 🙂

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Louise George on 13th October 2014 at 1:29 pm.

Glad he managed to get it done – having a prompt always helps – I think I would probably to struggle to write a whodunnit with just that as a prompt. I love the quote you shared as well – so very true.

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Jeannette on 14th October 2014 at 9:13 pm.

Thanks, it did seem a tricky (but interesting) challenge, made me want to do it too 🙂

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