August 18, 2010
August 14, 2010
When every flat surface in the house looks like this:
I save nickel clean up for days when the house is really bad. For day to day picking up and cleaning, it's the usual nagging. A variation on nickel clean up is jelly bean clean up. We just replace the reward with some little treat. They like that too.
I wanted to make a cute back to school treat, but couldn't find anything I liked. I thought the school bus idea was cute, but had only seen it with a twinkie, and that just seemed gross to me. So, I decided to try it with Rice Krispies treats.
Back To School Survival Kit
Included in this kit are some things to help remind you how to make this a successful year:
M&M’s - Be a Member Missionary!
Pencil - You are writing the story of your life daily
Now & Laters - the decisions you make will effect you now and later
Eraser - Sometimes you will make mistakes
Purell - just remember the cleansing principle of repentance
Smarties - Study hard!
Life Savers - prayer can be a life saver when you need help!
Gum - Stick to your principles even when things get hard
Lollipop - Rely on the Holy Ghost to help you lick the opposition
100 grand-remember your great worth
Hershey Kisses - you are greatly loved!
Snickers - It’s important to laugh at yourself sometimes
The picture of our Savior is to hang in your locker so that you always remember who you are and why you are here. You can be a great influence for good in the lives of others through your example of righteous living. We hope all of you have a great school year! We love you!
Your YW Leaders
It did end up being a lot of candy I guess, but you can simplify and just choose a few things you think will mean most to your girls.
August 12, 2010
Well we finished our warm fuzzy jar, went to Gatti-Town and had a great time. Then we needed another incentive to treat each other kindly. So, we our now building a happy home. I built a simple house out of legos, took off 60 pieces and put them in a container. Now whenever the kids do something that helps build someone up, they put on a brick. If they do something that tears someone down, they take off a brick. Hopefully it won't take us as long to build our happy home as it did to fill our warm fuzzy jar.
August 9, 2010
Joshua chose a Cam Jansen book for his turn at our summer kids' book club. Specifically, he chose "Cam Jansen: the mystery of the stolen corn popper" in which the kids' are shopping for back to school supplies and someone keeps stealing shopping bags. For his meeting, we did some fun mystery type games. We started by splitting into two groups and doing a mystery vocabulary contest. I put words such as "alibi" and "victim" up on the board, read a definition aloud, and teams took turns coming up with which word fit the definition. If they missed it, the other team had a chance to get it.