It has occurred to me that school at home should be fun. I know, I know, big revelation huh? Actually, yes. At the end of last school year, I implemented the “do-a-page-and-get-a-treat” rewards system.
In efforts to save our kids teeth from rotting, and their bodies from climbing the curtains, my husband came up with the idea of a school “store”. It’s been many months, but I finally got around to doing it today.
The rewards of this system are:
1. They get rewarded for good instead of in trouble for bad
2. They learn the value of money and saving
3. Increases productivity
4. Takes the pressure off me (to constantly keep them going)
5. Makes school fun/something to look forward to
Introducing “Fun Bucks” (name thought of any voted for by all three kids..it was unanimous)
What’s in the store for purchase?
Treasure chest items will include (but not excluded to): candy, pencils, small toys, erasers, jewelry, matchbox cars.
computer game time
game board pick
dairy queen ice cream
yoyos/slinkies (kid’s requested items)
a new book of choice
When do you get a Fun Buck? (during school time)
excellent citizenship (being extra nice/helpful)
I made a table for the store menu in MS Word, and used PagePlus (free download) to make the Fun Bucks.
What are some ways you make school fun?