As a teacher, I love it when I find something that works. It is such a simple thing. Why didn't I think of it before?
Seth is an over achiever. If he doesn't get an A plus on a paper, it really bothers him. Hmmmm. I wonder where his gets that from. BJ and I are both perfectionists. Poor kid.
Seth also has an extremely short attention span like most boys probably. I was getting very weary of reminding him to write his name on his papers every day in school. Then yesterday God gave me a great idea. Why not use that over-achiever trait to my advantage? Seth loves charts, games, and stickers when he "wins". He is very much a visual learner.
So I made a very simple "chart" for his desk--just a small piece of paper with the words "For Remembering Your Name".
Every time he remembers to write his name on his paper without my having to tell him, he gets to put a star sticker on the little chart. Now he is in competition with himself! It's working!
Only one more week of Kindergarten!