View Full Version : Incentive, Reward and Homework Charts
11-10-04, 10:52 AM
I've been asked by a lot of members to share my charts. So, I thought the best way to share would be to put them in a public format and explain how each one is used by us. Take what you need, leave the rest for someone else.
11-10-04, 11:00 AM
I've already posted this one at the site located above. We send this one to school with the children. The teacher awards one everyday for Good Behaviour which means not having to have their behaviour corrected more then once. At the end of each week if they have recieved all 5 they pick a movie for the weekend.
Both of my children's teachers started using them for ALL their students. All kids need incentives to succeed and try harder not just ADD children.
11-10-04, 11:06 AM
Ok I'm really frustrated now. It seems that I have posted most of my reward charts in the forums already but it's a pain and I lack the time to find all the links so keep an eye out and I'll do a little at a time.
11-10-04, 11:11 AM
One of the concerns we had with our children were missed problems due to bad penmenship so we found an award for that specific purpose.
Other parent's got involved and bought little trinkets, pencils, pens, etc. for a grab bag nothing costing more then .25 a piece and packages were broken up. After reaching a goal of say 10 awards the child was allowed to retrieve a prize out of the grab bag.
11-10-04, 11:19 AM
We used this one at home. The kids are rewarded for reading a certain length of time (they are now up to 20 minutes a circle). After reading that amount of time with a retell of at least 40% they are awarded a circle. At the end of the school year circles are counted up. The winner gets to pick our activity that night..minature gold, movies, etc. The runner up gets to pick were we eat. Nobody really loses and we haven't had any real battles over the reward. The children have a hallway to place their worms and good grades so everyone can see them our friends and family are very good about visiting their hallway and complimenting them.
11-10-04, 11:23 AM
We used this one when the kids were small to help remind them of daily acts of living. Posted in the bathroom if all tasks were not completed on this chart and they had to be reminded they paid us a small sum of their allowance for our extra work .10 a chore.
After awhile it became habit and the chart is now absolete in our house until Garrett is a little older. Works great for younger children ready to move up to a more independant phase.
11-10-04, 11:30 AM
We used to award this once a week when they were paid their allowance giving them a chance for an extra incentive at the end of the month. We now award it once a month and at the end of the year (income tax refund time :D ) they can turn them in for a lump sum of $2 a piece.
11-10-04, 11:33 AM
We use this chart to ensure mornings are less hectic in our household.
11-10-04, 11:37 AM
We do not let them in the car or the door without seeing this paper first. If they forgot it at school then they can walk their happy little bottoms back and get it. It's put in their backpack as soon as homework is completed so it's there for their teacher the next day.
It's used to keep a close eye on progress and problem area's that may need a little more attention at school. We stopped using this once our school implemented the use of Planners and the planner incentive program for all the children.
Basically, it's constant communication between you and your child's teacher.
11-10-04, 11:48 AM
These are chore lists that we have used in the past. Now that the children are older we have started talor making our own; but, it's a start.
11-10-04, 11:51 AM
Our kids earn tv time thru excercise. 20 minutes of excercise which includes playing outside or mental games such as checkers earns them 20 minutes of tv time.
11-10-04, 11:55 AM
Our kids do not get rewards for all they achieve. Personal hygeine, their bedroom, school work is their responsibility. What we are trying to install is that nothing comes without a little hard work and when you drop the ball someone else has to pick it up and carry the weight.
All allowances and extra money is split into thirds to teach the importance of saving.
1/3 Car fund
1/3 College fund
1/3 To them for what they want
Neither of my children have ever complained about putting their money in the bank. They keep their bank book and see how fast it adds up. Koda still likes to spend his but Lexi actually puts a little extra in her car fund.
All the list's can be talor made to fit your needs and income.
Good luck and if anyone else has any ideas I would love to hear them.
11-10-04, 01:16 PM
Thanks to minn306 who reminded me of the site name for most of our charts plus they have tons of other great ones. Jungle chart or Chart Jungle Im not sure which one it is but it's a great place.
11-10-04, 01:19 PM
it is www.chartjungle.com