Tracy - posted on 09/17/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
My 6 year old is a reluctant learner...at best. We are currently using Five In A Row as our only curriculum and adding in math and reading/writing worksheets. The porblem is my son HATES to write. He has no issues doing oral lessons, but doesn't like writing anything down. I have set up a reward system of stickers that works like this:
1 sticker= 1 worksheet
10 stickers=$1.00 and a movie from the library
50 stickers =$5.00 and the option to spend or save for a bigger item. He must have 50 stickers before he can spend any of his earned money. If he spends at 50 he starts over from 1.
After the first 50 stickers I am going to make it look like this:
1 sticker = 2 worksheets, while the rest stays the same. For the next 50 it will be 1 sticker per day of worksheets regardless of how many are done. We are currently doing two math and two writing a day.
After that final 50 I am going to take the reward stickers away all together because at that point it should be normal to just do it.
Does anyone see this completely backfiring on me? He gets to special rewards for doing the FIAR work, just the additional worksheets.