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As parents of a home-schooled teen that is taking college classes we are always looking for the best way to help our son to keep up with his classes and be connected at all times. Back in my time I did research at the library. Now days my teen does research in his laptop. So having a laptop with new features is very important.
Staying on track of your deadlines and assignments is not easy for anyone. If it is harder for adults, it is even harder for kids. Even though my son is very responsible, once in a while (more often that I would like) I have to remind him to complete his chores.
My son has learned to thrive and learn with positive reinforcement and discipline. I have stayed away from spanking and physical punishment. Time outs and rewards have worked for me so far.
He is getting older and it is hard to keep track of chores as I used to do before. So when I found the FREE online website My Job Chart, I was really happy. It is a free site that allow parents to customize the job chart for the kids age and chores.
I like the variety of chores available (house chores and school chores) and the fact the parent can leave notes for their kids. Also the kids get points that they can exchange later at the store. As your kid complete their "jobs", MyJobChart.com keeps track of their earned points and they can convert them into money to save, share or spend.
This a really cool site and you can either have your child complete the chart online (they have their password) or you can print it for them and then log them in.
I really like that you can enter your own options of chores, which means that you could use this also with adults. I am thinking honey-do list, what about you?
My son does good at school. He loves Math and he enjoys reading. He can tell long stories and holds conversations with great facts. However he is not a writer. We have been working on writing book reports and he forgets what he needs to write about.
So I did, what I always do. I look for something to help him do better and I designed an easy book report sheet that he can use and will make it easier for him.
Below is a downloadable PDF file that you can print and use with your kids. It is bilingual in case your kids are leaning Spanish.
Note: the picture is only the fist page, but you click on it it will get you the PDF that you can download.
En español después de la versión en Ingles
Organización de LEGOS
My son loves Legos. I really do not know how many sets we have. Every birthday, Christmas and rewards for academic achievements, he gets a new one. I have been collecting the instructions, because I know my son loves to take them apart to build something new, but then when he wants to build the initial one again, he has trouble trying to figure it out.
Keeping the instructions organized was a challenge. They got ripped; they were messy and hard to find the exact one that you are looking for.
While I was looking for some Legos, I saw an article that gave me this idea of organizing the instructions on binders with sheet protectors to cover the sheets.
Now when my son is looking for the instructions he goes to the specific Lego binder, use it, and then put them back.
VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL
A mi hijo le encantan los Legos. Ya he perdido la cuenta de cuantos juguetes Legos tenemos en la casa. Cada cumpleaños, navidad y como premio por su buen rendimiento académico adquiere uno nuevo. Yo he tratado de guardar las instrucciones porque por experiencia ya se, que a mi hijo le encanta construir otras cosas y cuando trata de construir el modelo inicial no se acuerda de cómo hacerlo.
Guardar las instrucciones ha sido un poco difícil. Se han dañado y estaban desordenadas y muy difíciles para encontrar.
Una vez cuando estaba buscando unos Legos, vi un artículo que me dio esta idea de organizar las instrucciones usando carpetas duras y protectoras de páginas transparentes.
Ahora cuando mi hijo busca las instrucciones el va a la carpeta de ese tipo de Lego, y cuando termina la vuelve a colocar ahí.