"The father writes at home."
Translation:Pater domi scribit.
It should be acceptable because the word order is flexible in Latin. The SOV thing is just a preferential order but never a rule. You can even write "Domi scribit pater" (if you want to emphasize 'at home' and not somewhere else) or whatever you like. The word order in Latin is just for you to order the most to the least important information you want to tell the listener. And sometimes, it can't be fully translated into English which has strict word order. In fact, SOV order is just a bit more popular than SVO order. There are some kind of rules anyway but only in the more advance level, with more complex sentence and more like styles of writing, not at all for this level to concern about.