Saturday, October 15, 2011


The kids are so motivated by getting to pick a treasure from the prize basket. I just don't get what all the excitement is over but it works. They choose a prize after they work really hard on something, finish a chapter book, after spelling tests or math tests, that sort of thing. The latest reward was for Charlie. I told him he'd get a prize for learning the sign language alphabet. What I didn't realize was that it would barely take him the afternoon to do it and in the meantime we all learned it from him showing us over and over. Brilliant. I've noticed that happens a lot when everyone is learning together. We all learn each others poems or songs or whatever it is someone else is memorizing. Bonus.

Prize basket: bouncy balls, jello, stickers, soap for carving, balloons, embroidery thread...

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