It has been the biggest, most horrible pain in the butt assignment ever. Kids with ADHD have a difficult time forming and writing new sentences, so the first night of this assignment, Alex cried for about an hour from frustration. Two sentences. This is life with an ADHD child. (Yes, Jon was gone that night. Yes, I was right there helping him and hugging him, as our therapist has instructed us.)
But Nate had a plan! He was going to write the same exact letter 23 times and just change the names. Once I squashed that plan, every single night has been a battle for Nate to come up with two nice sentences about each of his classmates. It takes a minimum of 30 minutes to complete, and contains a lot of arguing, complaining, and loss of privileges.
Finally I decided there was NO WAY IN HELL I could finish this up with Jon gone next week, so I told Jon we were going to force them to bust the rest out in one long session on Tuesday night, bribing them with candy and playing tennis. We each sat over a kid until they were done. Then we went to play tennis and it was awesome.
And..... Nate wrote my favorite letter of the bunch. One critical missing R in this letter (I made him fix it):