Yesterday all of my son’s teachers and I met to review his daily behavior sheet. The one we have been using since first grade. I was a tad nervous going into this meeting because they were suggesting CHANGE. You may have sensed my anxiety about this meeting in Switching Gears.
AND-truth be told the new daily behavior sheet is fantastic. Now he makes his own goals, is way more accountable and actually reflects on his behavior. I could not be happier!!
Today he used it for the first time. When he came home, I asked him what he earned. ONE PENNY.
His goal was to earn 5.
I was not happy.
So, we came up with a plan. Since he is not allowed to use electronics of any kind during the week (M-TH), naturally he will work hard for TV time. This is his motivation. Here is the plan:
I know, it’s a little on the tough side. But, he can do it. AND, he has already problem solved- he plans to save up minutes. He needs 15 minutes to watch Annoying Orange. If your kid has not seen this show yet, BLOCK it NOW.
After I sign it, he takes back to school. THEN, she is going to save the sheets in a 3 ring binder till the end of the year. WOW. I don’t have to keep them-AND- they will be organized??? Did I say I love her yet???
By the way, I think we could ALL benefit from a sheet like this one!! Well, at least I could!