Monday, July 13, 2009
Finding the Right Currency
The currency my boys trade in is screen time because they love the TV, the Wii and their DSs. So for emptying the rubbish, practicing the piano, do some practice handwriting and tidying the box of DS games E earned himself a cool 40 mins of screen time to add to what he already had and it can be used on school nights once homework is done and before bedtime. It is working like a charm. D isn't as clued into the screen time thing but he's getting there.
At school in my class we have Mrs Mc's Mystery Raffle every Friday. I keep a class checklist and they get a tick when they do something good, bring in a note that has to be returned or are especially well behaved or trying hard at something. They would almost walk over hot coals for raffle tickets. On Friday I draw three prizes from "the murky depths of the jar of mystery" and then three raffle tickets. The prizes are small stationery items - pens, pencils, erasers, glitter glue and so on. I can confidently say it is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in our weekly program. I won't say "the most" because I'm hoping some of my actual lessons are anticipated!
Now it is my turns to earn "tickets". The gym is running an incentive scheme over Winter where you earn tickets that go into the draw for prizes like a coffee maker for example. To earn points and then tickets I need to turn up (That's the first challenge but I did it today!), do a weigh and measure, lose 5cm, do a one on one session with a trainer and a few other things. So I've earned some points today by doing a session and by buying some of their protein shake stuff to have at school in the afternoons. I'll keep you posted on my progess. Next gym visit is Wednesday!