Monday, August 29, 2011

Homework Helper

My kids have been back in school for almost six weeks. For the past 5 1/2 weeks, they have had homework nearly every night. They need to read 20 minutes everyday and sometimes have worksheets they need to complete as well. It seems like everyday someone was complaining about it. So, I decided to try a reward system to encourage them to be happy about doing their homework.
I just printed out the chart and glued it to a piece of metal. I then mounted it to a board and covered the top with Mod Podge.
I also made ten of these magnets.
It's a pretty simple system. If they do their homework without complaining, they get a magnet. If they complain, they still have to do it, but they don't get a magnet. When all the circles are covered, they get to pick a treat. We are on day four and so far it's made a huge improvement. Maybe one day, they might even do homework without being asked...a mom can dream, right!
Here are the printables to create your own!


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10 comments:

HI THERE! said...

What a great idea! Love the printable! My kids don't go back until next week so we will enjoy one more homework free week. If you get a chance, I would love it if you could link this up to my party, The Creative Spark, tomorrow night. Thanks for sharing!
Jenn :)
www.cleanandscentsible.blogspot.com

modestymatters said...

LOVE it! Just hopping over from Hope Studios Tutorial Tuesday! Come visit if you get a chance: http://wp.me/pYcKQ-bP

Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy said...

This is super cute! I would love it if you added it to my linky party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2011/08/thrifty-thursday-linky-party_25.html. Thanks for sharing!

Big D and Me said...

This is a wonderful system - we're only on day 2 of homework so I might need to institute this system at some point - I really like the magnet aspect of it

cajungal01 said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I love it! You are so wonderful to share it with us! :0) Again, THANK YOU! :0)
~robin

Hydrangeas and Harmony said...

Cute idea! I like the magnets too. Hopefully it will continue to work for you! :)

Jaimee said...

Yay for a motivational system that works! This is cute and looks like a fun project, too : ) I shared it on my crafty facebook page.
Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

Karen @ It's the Suburbs or Bust- Yo! said...

I am so pinning this- great idea!

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CSI girl said...

GReat idea and cute! I hope you will link this up to The CSI Project starting tomorrow night. The challenge this week is Back to School. every week is a new challenge and winners! Also a great giveaway!
Come on over and see the tutorials.
www.thecsiproject.com

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