Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I've spent the last two days helping my 10 year old son catch up on his missing assignments...21 missing assignments I might add.  Did I also mention that he participates in a gifted/talented program at his school?  They finally told him that he can't have missing assignments if he is going to attend the program and he got motivated real fast and finished the 12 he had missing last week.  But, here we are again this week and he has 21 missing assignments again.  I think the real problem is that he had a teacher a few grades back that would not allow the kids to hand in assignments that were not completely finished.  So, she would spend lots of extra time making sure that every kid had every part of every assignment finished.  She was a great and dedicated teacher.  Fast forward a few grades and now he's in 5th grade and needs to have mastered the skill of finishing as much work as he can in the time allotted and handing in what he has regardless if it's entirely finished.  Most of the missing assignments he sticks in his desk rather than handing them in because he has a few problems to finish.  After they go into the desk, he never remembers to finish them or bring them home for homework.  That responsibility thing is so hard to teach them!

I have some new, fun alpha brush sets for Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro in my store at GDS.  The also come in commercial use versions.  Here are some previews:

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Here is side B of the double template from yesterday:


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I appreciate your comments!  They are fun to read!


Carjazi - aka Diane said...

Thanks so much for your templates! Often they are a lifesaver.

Tami said...

Thanks so much! Those brushes look awesome!

Tink said...

Thank you for the fantastic template. :)

Hearing about what your son is going through is having me hope that the Princess continues on the same path she is on now. She's in 3rd grade and does, at least, her math homework during a break or while waiting for someone to pick her up from school. Our school doesn't really have an advanced program, but they have project child, which is much like the advanced programs. :)

Sharon Kay said...

Thank you for the template! Love getting two pagers!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Andrea : )~Jo

Trisha said...

Thank you for the template Andrea. Love the new alpha brushes!

Cuchy said...

Thanks so much for another beautiful template.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the 2nd side! Great templates!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!

twoboyz00 said...

Thank you very much!

Ann said...

Thank YOU very much for sharing with us your talent

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Love the templates. Does your son have a list or could he generate a list that would help him learn time management for himself. He could see this is due on this date. He could cross off assignments as he completes them. Finding ways to make him in charge of getting stuff turned will only help him as he moves through life. (Like my post it note board with all the upcoming challenges I need to work on. I can see at a glance when a deadline is approaching and I can decide what to work on next.)

Myxi said...

Love the new Alpha brushes.
Thanks so much for the second side of this wonderful template. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your awesome templates! I especially like it when the photos take up most of the page. Thanks!

Bonnie said...

It is good that your son has such attention to detail and wants to complete everything the right way. If he can master the time management, like you said, I bet he will excel at everything he tries. Thanks for the template!

Tammy Dunlap said...

TY Andrea!!! HOpe your doing well.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! This looks like a great one!

Steph :o) said...

Thanks its beautiful!

scrapsara said...

thanks for side B! i was the gifted/talented program in school and it is hard to keep up with the regular classroom when they pull you out so often for g/t programs.

nancyrwa said...

Wonderful template! Thank you so much!

aussie_caz said...

OMG, you have my son !! LOL My 12yo is exactly the same. His time management skills are not good but when he does do the work, it is great! He is just about to go into a higher Maths group, so we are hoping that will encourage him as he loves Math. Thansk for the templates, I love 'em!

dodo said...

Thanks so much

Ladye said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

grambie said...

Thanks for side B of your double-page template. I missed side A of this one, but love this side so well that I will definitely use it as an single.

I hope things improve with your son in school. I understand what he is going through because I had attention deficit problems as a child, but later they spelled it all out, Boredom. It has continued through to the current time. Boys, as a rule are a litte slower then girls are in primary grades. I don't think he cares all that much for his teacher, so you will have to check with on a daily basis, but in a round about way, of course. Here's hoping and praying for your success with your handsome darling. Again, I really appreciate your gifts of love.

Anonymous said...

I just love 2-pagers. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...


JamWest1007 said...

Thank you for another GREAT template!

Angelica said...

Thank you so much for another great template:)

CT said...

thanks for sharing your templates!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the great template!

Anonymous said...

Your templates are amazing. I'm so grateful. I'm so new at the digiscrap thing so I really need all the help I can get.

Good luck with the homework. ;)

Krista said...

thanks so much!

Steph :o) said...

So I made a layout for our Easter scrapbook and a quickpage with your template. ( Thanks a bunch!

Anonymous said...

I was just reading about your son while browsing your scrap site. Let me assure you there is hope. My son was the exact same way. I tried everything. I wanted to safety pin the assignments to his shirt I got so frustrated. He would get 20-30 assignments behind but he was so bored and also in Gifted.
The good news.... he is now 22 years old and in the US Navy. He is in the highest ranking program they have. The Navy Nuclear Program. Only the top 3% can even get into the program let alone complete it and excel as he has.

He is now studying to be an instructor at the Nuclear Program. He wants to get a degree in Nuclear Engineering. I encouraged him to go into the Navy cuz I wasn't sure he was ready for College. He doesn't lose things anymore. The Navy taught him so much about being responsible.
There is hope.
Hang in there.

Kay from Kansas

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