The new school year is here. You've already started making friends. Afterschool times are filling up with lessons, practices, church programs--a great things for you to do. How are you going keep everything straight? Ummm, the best answer is not let Mom do it.
Moms help us a lot by keeping track of when we need to do things, but maybe this can be the year that you help. One year my daughter decided to take karate. We signed up for the program and planned to start classes the next Monday. Monday came and went. We both forgot, even though the class was written on the family calendar. On Thursday my daughter came to me after school and said, "Mom, let's not forget karate tonight." I sure appreciated her helpful reminder. We arrived in plenty of time for her to attend class.
How about you? Your guardians get busy with life. Laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning the house, going to work, taking care of the yard and cars keep them busy. Let's make this the year we help.
Let's practice. What do you need to do to get ready for school in the morning? If your guardian approves, make a list and post it on your bedroom door.
Let's practice: What place should you put your things after school? Plan a schedule that your guardian approves (come home from school, snack, homework, church group)
Let's practice: Can you find your spelling book when your teacher says, "It's spelling time?"
There are great rewards to putting things in an assigned placed and doing projects when asked. Here are some rewards:
1. More time to play
2. Happy people around us
3. Better grades
4. Find things we need when we need them.
5. God will give you a bubbly feeling in your heart.
What other things can we do to help our guardians and teachers? What other rewards could we earn?
Write you ideas below.