Monday, August 10, 2009

Montessori Monday

Our Practical Life recently has mostly consisted of chores around the house. Josh gets an allowance for extra work he does above and beyond the things we consider his normal responsibilities.

So, for example he does NOT get paid for...
  • Cleaning his room
  • Picking up his toys
  • Putting away his clothes
  • Clearing his dishes
The chores he does get an allowance for ($.25 per)...
  • Putting the recycling in the proper bins in the garage
  • Picking up sticks in the yard
  • Emptying the Soda can recycling bin into a bag(MI gets $.10 refund)
  • Bringing the upstairs garbage cans downstairs
  • Anything extra helpful...e.g. this week he helped with clearing stuff from the dining room before we pulled up the old carpet.
  • Helping to feed the cats

He is currently saving his money for a batmobile we found at Target on clearance. We bought it then and he is paying us as we go. Sort of a rent to own deal. He gets to play with it for and hour every time he gives us $.25, until he gives us enough to total the $10. price.

So, how do you do allowance and chores?


Stephie C said...

Ummm we don't! Can you come be Gabby's mommy for a few weeks and teach her this system? LOL! That is awesome!

Shannon said...

lol Steph! I also send him to do a chore when he is bugging me. e.g., you are making me very tired with your sassy mouth. I needed to ______ but now I am too tired. Why don't you _____ so I can rest a bit. Love & Logic calls it the energy drain.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

This is great! I haven't started with an allowance yet, but have been giving it a lot of thought. I like your rent to own idea a lot!

Alycia in Va. said...

We defintely have chores but we don't do allowance. Although we do give her money every now and then (spare change back from the cash register, etc.) and she uses that as a savings and to buy little things (mostly candy)