This just happened yesterday:
Den is supposed to do her CLP English LA worksheet. One of the assignment is to make a thank you card to your teacher. So instead of continue to work on the worksheet, she used all the allocated time to make a beautiful card for me.
I was speechless. I don't know to scold her, for she ran out of time for school work; or praise her for the well done drawing.
Everyday, I have to make decision like this. Should I let her play more or should I get her in so that we can get some school work done? Should I let her read to her heart content or should I make her do her school work? Etc .
I know, the idea is to be balanced. But honestly, that is easier say than done. Especially when you have to make the split second decision.