|the chore clipboards ready for tomorrow :)|
i am incredibly lucky because i home school i don't have to deal with the chaos involved in rushing out the door first thing in the morning but the kids still have jobs to do (make bed, tidy room, clean teeth etc) and these jobs get done every morning because of the dangling carrot at the end of them! in our house that carrot is computer time and the kids get computer time before our schooling starts but only if their jobs are completed ... this has revolutionised my mornings from grumpy mother to calm, happy mother :)
however it's the "pocket money" jobs that have gone out the window recently. i want the kids to have the ability to earn money so they understand the synergy between working and having money :) i used to have a job sheet on the notice board and the peeps had to chose at least two jobs a week but could do more if they wanted to earn more money. since the big goal of having money to spend overseas has gone, i need to resurrect a new way of earning money because the peeps currently aren't interested! i thought i could incorporate what stacy julian from playful.productive.present has done with her kids and their morning clipboards but with the ability to have some choice.
|materials for the clipboard|
|clipboards ready, now for the list|
|list done, now all i need is some eager peeps :)|
|the finished product, clipboard and list|
combine to form dangling carrot!
my thanks to stacy julian at playful.productive.present. this is one of those ideas where you wish you had seen it sooner because the possibilities of making it work to fit your home and peeps are huge ... seen it now, and i have big hopes it will work really well :)