Tuesday, August 24, 2010


First days of school have been going well and my charts are always a hit when we first return. From laying out clothes for the week, to keeping backpacks hung near each kid's bedroom door on a hook system, to chore responsibilities...I cannot complain, yet! So here is a little insight to our system week 2, since I practice last week before we actually started school.  Each kid has their own chart, I do four in the morning (meaning I put a sticker on the item in question) and complete the rest of the chart in the evening before bed...this keeps them going.  This is in our laundry room as we leave in the morning.
This chart is for my 4 year old, so some of the things listed are kinda simple. I am trying to teach a routine for him to follow in the morning so he doesn't ask me what he should do next. Each kids has their own chart...except my 2 year old:)

Glimpse of my cork board. This is the most amazing cork board in the world!!! It covers almost the entire wall of my laundry room. It's from Ballards that place!

This is our chore rotation. My oldest changes the day of the week and I rotate them. Zoe is my 2 year old, she always has diaper duty:) Kids love the vacuum chore for some odd reason! They do not get any rewards for doing their chores:)

These are the rewards we came up with so far. My oldest helped me come up with stuff that everyone liked and didn't get to do often. So it feels like a special treat. I have this posted as a reminder.
Hope everyone is enjoying their first or second week back to school. I know we are so far...but my charts will change I am sure as I try to move with my kids and their likes and behaviors.

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's been a while...

It's been a while since my last sorry. We have been enjoying our summer as a family. But now school is going to start here in a few days and everything will go back to "normal". But I did want to share some sweet ideas for back-to-school treats. Just some fun ideas for parties coming up, teachers, etc.; Some of my favorite things. Hope everyone has a great week back to school!

How cute are these pencils! You can find these over at the Personalization Mall
Found this idea at Pen and Paper Flowers blog site. One of the many I like to visit.

Love love love this idea from The Sugar Fairy Another site full of sweets:) How cute to send with your child to give to his teacher:)

These printables from The TomKat Studio are on $7.50 on sale until today, Friday Aug. 20th. Always a good buy from her! Great touches on everything you pass out.

These are FREE imprintables from The TomKat Studio What a cute little treat for teachers on the first day of school!
I just had to add this because I think this is SO cute and SO simple. But love the attention to detail. What an adorable party! Love the theme!!! This is from Shutterbug and the Sweet Life