The V Family House Cup
We've tried many different reward systems for the children over the years. A couple of years ago I bought this fab looking trophy from eBay for about £6 to assist in the new reward system I was about to implement.
The idea was that T and N would get house points for good behaviour or achievements either at home or school. Then at the end of the week we would add them up and whoever got the most points, got the house cup in their possession, to put wherever they wanted for the whole of the following week.
It worked well for about a month and a half but then (like all the other reward systems we'd tried) they got bored and stopped trying.
They still liked the idea of the trophy though so from then on we used it to celebrate their achievements - when they got good reports at parents evening they'd get the house cup for a week, when they were particularly helpful at home they'd get it for another week and so on. This took the competitive edge off and made the whole thing more enjoyable.
Then along came the V Family Limerick Competition and it's become all competitive again (do you ever wish you hadn't started something?). The winner will get possession of it for a whole month and this time mummy and daddy are competing too.
So now you know the story behind the V Family House Cup and why it means a lot to receive it. If you haven't already voted for your favourite limerick we'd love it if you could pop over and do so, you'd be making one V Family member very happy!
Do you use reward systems? Or do you celebrate achievements in a different way? I'd love to hear from you.