I have a little dilemma involving Rachael's report card.
I pay my kids for every A on their report card. (go ahead. Judge me.;)
This is usually a cut and dried procedure, and not that difficult to deal with. Other than a bit of a hit to our wallets.
This time it is a little different.
Rach got mostly a's this semester. She got two bs. One in Accelerated Math, and one in ELP Social Studies.
My first reaction is to pay her for the 4 she received. But the Bs were both in advanced classes. And she got As in her other two advanced classes. If she were in High School, and those classes were weighted, they would count as As, right?
And besides, it is her first semester in Jr. High. So maybe I should cut her some slack.
Her teacher comments were fabulous.
She has gotten all of her homework done this semester, a problem we have had with her in the past. And I am tempted to reward this behavior.
So the question is, do I pay her for 4 As or 6?
If I pay her for 6 does she not try as hard in her advanced classes in the future?
I know, hard question. (Wouldn't it be nice if this were my biggest problem right now?)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Posted by sherry at 9:57 PM