Learning ideas from kids books ;p

Monday, September 03, 2012

The boys and I read this book called "Middle school- The worst years of my life" where the boy in the story decides to break every rule in the rule book. He puts points to each thing done and has to get a certain amount of points each day or he loses 1 of his 3 lives. So I told the boys "Lets make our own point book where we give ourselves points for things that improve what's important to us."
So the boys point book is filled with things like practice karate or wake up on time or get homework done.
My book is filled with
Drink shake= 1 pt
Stay within cal range= 5 pts
Burn 100 cal= 2 points
Message accountability partner= 1 point
Blog= 3 points
Run a mile (I hate running)= 3 points
Go down a pant size/ tight pants are loose= 10 pts
Actually teach my first dance class= 200 pts
(ect because I want at least 20 things I can choose to do in a day to get points)

My goal for each day is 25 pts for right now.
Any points more than that is extra credit.
If I get 100 points added up in extra credit I get my reward that I set for that 100 pts. (yes when I teach my first dance class I auto get a reward... possibly 2 because I will have burned the calories and ect for the day)

My first reward is 50$ at Joannes or on new clothes.
My second reward is what I didn't use as the first one.

And I got a new notepad for it :) I loooooooove new notepads... I'm a nerd.

But this is like a game and I usually do really good with games.

BTW blog... 3 points!!! 22 to go for the day :)

My plans for my points today are
Burn 500 cal= 10 pts
Run 1 mile= 3 pts
Message my three accountability partners= 3
Blog= 3
Stay within calories= 5
Drink Shake= 1
Put on makeup and feel pretty=2
= 27 points
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  • 123ELAINE456
    A very Cool Way to make sure you get things done with the Boys and Stay On Track Yourself. God Bless You and Your Family. Have a Wonderful Week and Labor Day. Have Fun with your Family.


    2630 days ago
    What a cute way to make things we "should" do into things that are fun and reward you!
    2630 days ago
  • DONNA5281

    I love this! It's a way for me to get points to earn something I want.
    I hope that you won't mind if I borrow this.

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    2630 days ago
    That is a very cool way to get going! I love your reward system as well. I guess that is why I am having such an issue getting going, I have no real reward to work towards any more and I have no more umph to get me there. /sigh. I bet your system will help you move right along the right track. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2630 days ago
  • AATKIN01
    oh i love the points idea. another way to make this journey fun. adding it to my list! emoticon emoticon
    2630 days ago
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