I added some important words to the end of Norah’s daily goals today:
“Take responsibility for your own learning.”
Then I took some time to sit with her and explain that from now on, every single day she does her routine (which is almost every day of the week), I want her to come to me once she is done with her list and ask, “What do you want me to do for school today?”
Having Norah ask this will be a big help to me since my schedule is all out of whack with a tiny baby. But it should be easy enough to give Norah direction to get her started and guide her through things even if I am nursing the baby or standing at the washing machine or changing table.