Monday, March 30, 2009
Making your Home Sing Monday
Today I decided to participate in Making your Home Sing Mondays. You can go here for the rules to participate.
My oldest loves to have a schedule with check-off boxes for his school assignments. I make him one in word...and write each of his assignments on it. Then as he finishes an assignment he checks it off. Over the last several months I haven't made him any schedules. The last few months of pregnancy and first few weeks with a newborn have left me too tired to get his schedule around. We've been doing a lighter load (math, grammar and reading) over those weeks, so I just told him to do the next thing.
Well, the last two months have really been a struggle to get even those minimum subjects done. Every day was a battle. So, yesterday I made up his schedules for this week. I even made a schedule for son #2 and my schedule as well. This morning my oldest set right to work...without complaint...and worked until all his work was done. It's amazing what a difference that little piece of paper makes for him! The morning was calm(er) and productive. This definitely made my home sing!
(Unfortunately the list is not a motivator for son #2...I still need to figure out what motivates him!).