Friday, October 10, 2008

Catching Up...

As I mentioned in my Daybook on Monday, one of my goals for this week was to "Catch Up" on a ton little bit of school work.  We have been so busy the past few weeks that my boys fell a bit behind in some of their workbooks.

Well, by Wednesday we just weren't making very much progress.  So, I decided to bribe them.  (Aren't I awful!) Yesterday morning, I told the boys that if they caught up *by tonight* they would earn a surprize.  (I let them see the surprise.)  By dinner time, I told them that they could continue working through the weekend, and I would still let them earn their prize... But they didn't want to stop.  They (or rather we) stuck with it all day, and late last night, at 9:45, they had earned their reward!

 


Combined I think they completed over 50 pages of school work!  It's amazing what a little bit of motivation can accomplish! 

Now, if we could just stay caught up! ;)

7 comments:

  1. Maybe I need to try that...bribing my children with a field trip did not work. I saw the Roman figures at Target the other day and thought that they would be great gifts.

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  2. Aww, they look so studious!!

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  3. I'd love to see/hear more about how you use the binders for your boys. It looks interesting with the pocket dividers.

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  4. Hi Jessica. I'd also like to see more of your binder work. God Bless

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  5. I will try and post a bit more about our binders soon! :)

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