My kid is also in Grade 1, and nung first quarter, major adjustment talaga in terms of dami ng lessons, expectations and demands ng teachers, and the overall learning environment. Preschool kasi was light, fun, play while learning, learn while playing - Grade 1 is seryoso na, more subjects, teachers require more from the students - kahit ako nag-adjust eh.
Now that we're in the 2nd quarter, this is what we do:
*Have a solid, written schedule to follow indicated on the whiteboard on her study desk. This serves as her guide on what she'll be doing when she gets home. PM sched sya so evening and morning ang scheduling ko.
*I changed my teaching style. Dati I explain to her, now, I have her explain to me what she learned and how she understood a lesson instead. This way nalalaman ko yung level of understanding nya ng isang subject, and what I have to help her with pa.
*I make reviewers that are more difficult than her quizzes and tests. This way, she'd be prepared to handle trickier items moving forward. It also tests her level of understanding ng isang lesson.
*I let her have daily playtime before and after ng study time namin sa bahay. It helps her relax her mind before and after studying.
*NO gadgets on school days. Friday night lang to Sunday, and still monitored and controlled even on weekends. She plays Minecraft kasi (not the online version din. But she's really good at it! Amazing mga nabubuild nya), and I know it gets really addicting, so kailangan talagang mamonitor mabuti.
*The only thing I let her watch on weekdays are Jollibee YouTube videos. Hehe. Mga lessons in Filipino kasi ang topics, and she really needs better understanding pa pagdating sa Filipino. The way the videos teach it (with songs and stories) is really helpful, mas naaalala nya and mas naiintindihan.