12 September 2011

Day 2 / 101 - Work Badges

This is really just a 'to-do' list.  But, my kids don't really care for 'to-do' lists (who does...?), so they creatively altered the idea.  They developed their own Work Badge system.

My goal as a homeschooler has always been to foster independent learning and independent working.  These badges help me to do so.  Each morning, the laminated badge is blank.  After breakfast my children begin working through the list and checking off completed tasks.  Everything on the badge can be completed independently and within a couple of hours.  Originally, this was a list posted on the wall, but for some reason the idea of a badge and lanyard made it much more exciting and motivating, so we went with it. Once everything is completed, the badge is erased, and hung up to be easily located the next morning.

This, of course, isn't all we do in a day.  But, it gives us a good start for each morning, and keeps my children occupied while I manage household tasks, or play around on the internet.  :)

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! It always helps my kids to have come up with the idea on their own, too, (or to feel like they, did, anyway).