today i was so busy studying and thinking about the effects of video games and the question of restricting them that i didn't get any teaching done whatsoever.
we were supposed to work at 7:30pm, and chana agreed. but it wasn't until 8:30 that i was able to sit down with her. i decided to start with shlishi, even though we need chazara of sheni (and rishon, but like i said, i'm saving that for friday). i took a look at it, and determined that 8 pesukim wouldn't be too onerous for her. i planned to do review on some of sheni afterwards. but til we got through it, i was already moving on to rashi and then it was getting late and i really don't like to do work after 9pm. chana, though, was raring to go. when we stopped after 8 pesukim she begged for more. i said no, but she really wanted to keep going. then we did the rashis easily enough.
(funny: when pharoah said to yosef, "i am pharoah" she brought up a song about captain obvious.)
(she asked the question [doesn't yosef know that?] but didn't ponder long about the answer so i left it.)
then she zipped through 2 complicated fraction problems, reading, writing, and is full of energy.
she asked me why chumash wasn't hard for her tonight.
i think that the pesukim happened to be a perfect difficulty level for her. interesting, a little challenging, but not teeth breaking. also, we didn't do chazara, which she finds boring. also, she is a night owl. i must have mentioned this before. she loves working at night. she used to do all work at night. perhaps as the little one are getting more into a routine, we can work only at night, which is when her energy level for learning peaks (in contrast to mine, which is first thing in the morning).