Hey, I am in the same boat, only I have 2 granddaughters, one in first grade, who have lived with me since October.
I am at an advantage. I work in a school.
While the work might look different, but it is no different than it was the first time around. You set up a homework area, keep the homework stuff there, put up a bulletin board, answer the question without giving the answer, and when the kid tries to stick you with the work, say, “I’ve already been to the first grade, and passed. This is your turn.” If she’s having trouble reading, sit with her at the computer while she works at starfall.com. If she’s a great reader, get her a chapter book and make some popcorn. You read a page, she reads a page, and snuggle if you can.:love:
In a lot of ways this is better. Patience I don’t always have. Organizational skills- I have those honed to an art. I can have these kids out of here in a half hour flat.
I have found that these type of kids are looking for reassurance they are loved, security that you aren’t going anywhere, and a firm but simple routine that doesn’t vary much that you have no intention of changing until they get a little older.
PM me if you want to take this off-post.