It’s been over two weeks since the kids started school again and that means that we have also been keeping a regular schedule when it comes to doing their assignments. After their classes in the morning, we would have lunch and then we allow them some time to rest. They would then have an hour or two for homework; then after that, they can take a nap since they are usually sleepy by that time since they have been up since 5a.m. They have another hour or two before bedtime for some studying (quizzes and recitations are conducted almost everyday so they want to prepare for that as well). We try to keep a regular schedule even here at home because we know that studying regularly can help them with how well they are able to remember their lessons (retention is important). I try to help them as much as I can especially when I see that they are having difficulties with certain topics. These past few days, its all about college algebra for us. First it was fractions and now are studying scientific notation. At first, we were having difficulties with how to simplify scientific notation with negative exponents. We had to look up some online references as well as some tutorial videos just to make sure that we understand it completely. I am happy to note that my son does not get frustrated easily. I told him that his eagerness to learn as well as his patience will really work to his advantage not just in solving complicated math problems but in college in general. Our youngest is also busy memorizing some terms that they’re studying in science. He said they will be having a quiz about it this Friday. So far, this schedule that we have set up is working well and I hope we’ll be able to sustain this and make each study time as productive as possible until the end of this school year.