Our Star Students
Yesterday was our very first day back to school and it was long. We started off with our co-op of the Classical Catholic Memory: its so beautiful filled with beautiful Catholic materials and lots of fun for the kids. Starfish also takes a Andrew's EIW class after the co-op, so we are there until to 2ish.
We did stop by for a special snack and dessert for dinner on our Back to School Feast, A very hummy strawberries shortcake..
After we got home, I gave them each a box filled with school treats and we set off to work some. I have a white board with the date of the week and each child's work include music practice so that it can be wipe-off when done and they can see what they have left and when they are finished.
Here is my command center : Our Monthly wipe-off calendar, a M-F calendar wipe-off with pictures of extra activities such as music lessons, ballet, soccer, co-op, etc so the little ones can see when those activities are during the week. (A dollar buy at Walmart) .
Last item is our "Little Way of Getting to Heaven", check-off work sheet, each child has a color and it has written their chores for the day (it stays the same all week long with a spot for extra chores), I laminated it and they check off . Each items has a one point besides music practice and school work which is a 5 and 10 points. They do their work , done well and cheerfully, they get their points and earn enough points they can use it for activities such as computer, movie , etc The red one is where I keep track of their points plus where to add extra ones or ones they lose due to attitudes, behavior, extra... So far it has been easy sailing.