new chore system!!

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Registered: 04-14-2008
new chore system!!
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Mon, 06-21-2010 - 2:10pm

We started a new chore system this last week and it is working so well and I wanted to share with you all!!


The way it works: I have a chart for each child with their basic daily things such as...make bed,get dressed,brush teeth,clean room,etc...when they do a task they take that one off and put it in the baggie to be counted at the end of the day.


Then there is a poster board with household chores they can choose from. All the chores are on velcro tabs so can be taken off as they are done.Each chore is worth a certain amount of points,so the more they do the more points they get,and harder jobs are worth more.When they do one they put that chore on their own chart to keep track of who did what.


At the end of the day we add up their points and write them down on a dry erase board,then put all the chores back up on the charts to do again the next day.


The kids are LOVING this and scurry around like ants all morning to see who will get the most points! I actualy had to tell them no more chores this morning and kicked them outside to go play! LOL


We are also using the points system with good behavior,attitude,being kind,helpful,etc...ofcourse this means they can also loose points by being mean,bad attitude,etc.. For the boys a big one is being quiet at bedtime,with all 4 of them in 1 room they tend to talk and goof at night.Since using this system not a peep out of any of them! WHOO HOO!!!!


They have set a goal for themselves to earn 2,000 points,which will earn them the wristbands for when the fair/rodeo comes to town in a few weeks. They have the option to use points towards video games,computer time,etc... but they have decided to save them up til they get the wristbands.So they are also learning to save and spend wisely! :)


The house was totally clean,and I mean CLEAN,by 10:00 this morning! Everyone is being nice to each other and best of all no asking to play video games all day!


Really hoping they stick with this and keep doing so well,we will have to think of something else for them to earn after they do the Fair rides though! LOL


Attatching some pics of there charts etc...

Janelle,mommy to:


Ryan(6-6-99) Zachary(11-18-00) Liam(7-12-02) 


Makenzie(11-10-03) Kassidy(5-11-05) Aiden(10-20-06)     


VR baby #1 Kayla(8-2-08) VR baby #2 Makiah(4-4-10) 


     


 


 


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Janelle,mommy to:


Ryan(6-6-99) Zachary(11-18-00) Liam(7-12-02) 


Makenzie(11-10-03) Kassidy(5-11-05) Aiden(10-20-06)     


VR baby #1 Kayla(8-

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 06-21-2010 - 6:57pm

I Love this!!! I need to do something with my kids as far as an organized system for chores and this is great. I might try this. THanks for sharing!!!


It would be so nice to have the house clean by 10 everyday! ;)

Diane~mom to


Laura(13) Sarah(11) Steven(9) Jonathon(6.5)


Michael(4.5) and Jacob Andrew 2/21/08

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Registered: 02-21-2008
Mon, 06-21-2010 - 9:58pm

Hi!!


Thanks for the great ideas!! I really need to put into place some sort of "chore incentive program" for my kids. They are really good kids, but they need more structure than what I have been giving. Well, thank you again, I think something like this is just what we need to get it together.


Hugs, Holly Mom to 5 wonderful children Alex 5/97- 5/09 Chloe 2/05 Bailey 7/07 Jaden 11/08 Preston 09/10
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Registered: 06-16-2001
Sat, 06-26-2010 - 3:10pm
that is so neat! visual stuff really helps my oldest :) We'll have to try this!
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Fri, 07-02-2010 - 12:41pm
I love this!! What a great idea!

  ~Kristi, momma to 5 (the last 4 in 4 years! God help me! :) )

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