Rewards and Consequences
So this week we’ve had a few hiccups.
NOTHING IS EVER PERFECT
So I did mention that I had a 2 week vacation of sorts. That my older daughter was substituting school for me. For the most part things went well. Until I decided to check the kids test and quiz grade book (it comes with their DVD out of the box curriculum).
I noticed that none of the quizzes or test were completed for the last 2 weeks.
Upon further inspection of the online math program both kids do for their ‘Math Lab’ I noticed that problems were skipped and test or quizzes had a FAILING GRADE!
The problem here is….(da da da) ‘lack of accountability’. Now my older daughter seemingly did what she was supposed to do. She was present during lessons. Available when students needed assistance – BUT, she didn’t make them accountable for their work by checking it.
REWIND and doing MAKE-UPS
So for the next 3 weekends my kids will be ‘Making Up’ the missed quizzes and test. So no activities (fun ones) will be planned for those 3 weekends bcause they decided to play with the SUBSTITUTE TEACHER.
JUST BECAUSE YOU HOMESCHOOL DOESN’T MEAN KIDS won’t BE KIDS
I share that to say, when my kids were in traditional school, they goofed off, had fun, laughed, MISSED HOMEWORK assignments, failed test or skipped out on quizzes.
You know what? Being homeschooled they do the same thing if given the chance.
REWARDS and CONSEQUENCES
I believe in life we all have rewards and consequences for our actions. Learning is the same way. Real life – Learning isn’t always fun, done our way, easy or even pleasant. But being able to learn inspite of those barriers can be rewarding.
Having a system of REWARDS and CONSEQUENCES helps kids get a taste of what the world has to offer. It also is more of a life lesson than discipline.