Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Getting Stamps

For the Boy in school good behavior earns you a stamp on your chart. If you have to write your name down you still get a stamp, but if you get a check you don't get a stamp.  I have a prize system setup so that if he gets 4 out of 5 stamps in a week he gets a prize, usually a Lego Minifigure.  If he gets 5 out of 5 stamps but having to write his name down any one day he gets a bigger prize, and for 5 out of 5 with no name I have a bigger prize.  Needs to say I have only given one or two of the middle prize range and a bunch of minifigures.

Most of the issue is the Boy is outgoing, likes to talk and when he likes something he doesn't listen well.  Granted the kid sounds like a handful but he is doing very well in school so there is not too much complaining.  I just want him to follow the rules and listen to his teachers.  Plus I really like to give prizes.

Today was a little different as he didn't get a stamp, but as opposed to pulling it out of him (he is very honest but doesn't like to talk about it) he told me right away and was disappointed. So maybe progress is being made, but then again it is Wednesday.  Wednesdays are the toughest day for him for some reason.  Get a stamp on Wednesday is very rare.  If I charted all the days of no stamps Wednesday would win by far.  Even in this shortened week Wednesday was still no stamp.  So the question is why is Wednesday so difficult?  Is it that it doesn't sound like it is spelled?    

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