Sunday, August 10, 2008

Just when I thought I had our schedule set.....

Just when I thought I had our school plans finished....
I knew giving myself until the 18th was going to cause problems, When I get to thinking things over too much I can never seem to make my mind up! I am hopefully going to work on it today and try and iron it out in my mind & on paper...

This year since it is Kelly's "7th grade", I have a heavier reading schedule for her which I KNOW she is going to HATE! She hates to read anything..... Sooooo here comes the bad Mom part - I have added a special note to her lesson plans, She get's one dollar for every books she reads and does a short report on. I know that is bad but I am thinking who knows the more she reads she may just catch the reading bug : )
I am finding it is taking alot longer then I thought for the inter-library loan books I have requested (good thing I have till the 18th), the problem I am finding is that you can't really renew the inter-library books I think we only get them for two weeks and then they have to go back so I can't request to far in advance. The two I need right away our: Across Five Aprils (I am bidding on an older cheaper version on ebay) & Behind Rebel Lines (I found that one on ebay also) both look like really interesting books : )

I have also found a "Green" Site I would like to share with you: EcoBrain

4 comments:

Freakmom said...

I pay for things too sometimes. I try to think of it as encouragement not bribes. Besides, how many of us would do our jobs for free. I wouldn't.

sunshineperri said...

Donna,
Try the website www.bookadventure.com It also offers incentives. I have my kiddos take the tests and when they score 1000 points they get whatever candy they want!! They love it. So we all bribe, though I like the word "incentive" better.
I have the book "Behind Rebel Lines", you can borrow it if you want.
Post a list of books you want, and maybe we can share back and forth.
Bunny

PlainJane said...

Great idea on the reading incentive, except I'd go broke with our Bookworm. I do pay 5 cents a word up to 5 words a day for using vocabulary words though. Hey, it works - they are saying lots of vocab. words now as we will be taking a couple tiny trips soon and they want spending money for probably Cracker Barrel. lol Love your back-to-school delima of when to start - lol. I think we will be starting back to school Sept. 8th now.

Thanks for your kind comments! You know I LOVE FL down to my toes! Wish I was there! I'll be adding you to my friends list! Would love to see pictures of your puppies!

Blessings!

FatcatPaulanne said...

I bribed my son, um, I mean offered an incentive to my son for reading the Harry Potter book he's working on right now. I'm going to buy him a set of trading cards when he gets done.

My old job used to put our names in a drawing if we worked the weekend. One time I won 500 dollars. I wish my current job would do that. It was a good Incentive. ;-)