Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First day of school and new chore chart system

Well, summer seemed fast in a way and dragged on forever in a way. I was kind of sad to see C start Kindergarten, but when time went really fast before he got back, I realized it wasn't such a big deal. Both of my boys didn't even say goodbye when I dropped them off. They were ready for their new adventure.

The second day when I woke C up he said, "Thanks for signing me up for Kindergarten mom." Anytime little sweetie!

T missed them and I end up playing more play dough than I enjoy, but hopefully he will get used to them being gone.

Today, I'm working on a new chore chart. I'm kind of combining this website (Thanks Katie) with an idea from here. The website called Goalforit is a free interactive chore chart that you customize. The kids can click on things as they are completed and it keeps track. They also have a bank where you add points when things are completed and then you make a list of rewards and how many points they cost and the bank deletes.

Sounds confusing, but you should check it out and it makes more sense. Then I'm using the store idea from the Idea Room. I've gathered up treats, toys, etc. that we have been storing for when our kids deserved them (and then I realized they never will!) and put stickers with the cost on each of them. They can use their points to get something out of here or things like TV time, Jamba Juice etc. I also put consquences in their bank, and I will take away points for things like lying, not obeying, etc. I will let you know how it works out.
I think I will print out their weekly charts so we aren't constantly having to update on the computer and then on Sundays we will get on and fill it out.


  1. Do they have any ideas for motivating me to do MY jobs?

  2. That sounds like a great idea, I might have to do something like that as well. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I combined the 2 as well! Glad you liked it.


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