El quehacer domestico parece no tener fin. Por eso yo mantengo un sistema con mis hijos para minimizar el trabajo y pasar mas tiempo con ellos. Tener responsabilidades es saludable, ellos aprenden como cuidarse asi mismos sin depender de nadie en sus futuros.Yo empece a darles quehaceres mas o menos a la edad de 5 años. Les empeze a dar un quehacer a la vez, y ha como van creciendo les aumento la lista. Los Viernes es el dia que reportan su lista lograda. Si ellos no han terminado el quehacer durante la semana tienen que hacerlo en sus dias de descanso, que es el fin de semana. No les gusta para nada, poreso usualmente tratan de terminar con el quehacer antes del Viernes. Yo solo doy recompensa si ellos hacen mas trabajo.Por ejemplo, trituran papel, trabajo en el jardin, limpiar la sala, o si se ayudan uno al otro. De esta manera todos tenemos mas tiempo que disfrutar juntos.
Ahora si ellos esperan asta la proxima semana todos sus privilegios seran cortados. Esto significa, no TV, no juegos de videos, amigitos no pueden visitar,no telefonos, no internet, no jugar afuera, y no actividades despues de escuela. Con estas reglas estoy segura que ellos hacen sus quehaceres.
*Graficos y calcamonias- Todos revisamos el grafico los Viernes, si esta lleno con las calcamonias ellos pueden escoger jugar conmigo especialmente (ellos eliguen el juego) y se merecen un postre rico.
*Escribir sus listas en un papel para que ellos las cruzen.
Ashley was in her closet with the secret door that had appeared at the back of her closet. She heard things falling and moving within the door. When Ashley reached and touched the door knob all the sounds stopped. Ashley opened the door up slowly and looked inside. Stairs descended down towards a large hallway. She began walking and the only light lighting the the stairs constantly kept flickering on and off. Ashley soon entered the hallway which led into a basement filled with non-human looking relics.
“Cool,” Ashley said quietly pulling out her phone and started taking pictures.
When Ashley looked at the pictures there was a creature in them with long claws, pointy fangs, and no face. It was holding a purple orb relic in the picture. A clang scared Ashley and her smile quickly faded as the purple orb relic that the creature was holding in the picture had fallen on the ground. She took another picture and sure enough the creature was in it a little further away. She moved towards where it was and took another picture, but this time it wasn’t in the picture! Ashley turned around to leave and in front off her was the creature, it’s mouth dripping with blood! She screamed and dashed to the stairs grabbing a large pole laying on the ground. The monster ran after her mighty speed so she hurled the pole at the monster making a break for it! Ashley reached the top off the steps, but the door was gone! She slowly turned back towards the monster and saw its limbs had twisted in ways it shouldn’t be. Suddenly it twitched and zoomed at Ashley lunging at her! Then everything went black.
“Ashley come down for breakfast!” Andres called walking into his sister’s room.
He went into her closet, half expecting her to be in it trying to scare him, but she wasn’t. He heard strange noises coming from a door at the back of her closet and Andres moved towards it. When he touched the door knob the noises stopped.
There is a never ending story with house work. I have a system with my kids to minimize all the work for me, it is actually healthy to give them responsibilities. This way, they will know how to take care of themselves later on in life. I started when they were around 5 years old. I gave them one chore per week. As they grow, I increase the list. Fridays are the cut out date. If they do not accomplish the chore during the week they have to do it on their free time which is weekends. They hate that, so they always try to do it before. I only reward them if they go out of their way to do extra chores (for example, shredding papers, yard work, dusting living room, or helping each other). This way we have more free time to enjoy together.
Now if they wait for the next week all their privileges are taken away. This means no TV, no video games, no friends over, no phones, and no internet. With these rules I am certain they do their chores.:)
*Charts and stickers- We check the chart every Friday, if it is full they get special play time with me (anything they want to play with me) and a special treat.
*Tell them what dessert or treat you are planning for the weekend.
*Type the list of their chores so they can cross it after they accomplished their chore.
Zoey kept on begging her mother to protect her fro the monsters under the bed. Lily just rolled her eyes thinking, “child’s play.”
“Please mommy! The monster is going to eat me!” Zoey cried.
“Settle down you baby, you’re just cranky cause it’s past your bed time,” Lily laughed.
“I hate sharing a bunk bed with my sister!” Zoey thought not daring to say it out loud.
Their mother left and it had been about an hour or two.
“Stop moving you baby!” Lily shouted as Zoey kept on moving around in her bed.
Five more minutes passed.
“Lily, I can’t wait till Halloween tomorrow,” Zoey said peaking her head down to her sister.
“Go back to bed! I thought you were scared!” Lily said yelling.
But when she looked up it wasn’t her sister at all.
“Happy Halloween!” The monster with no face and goo spilling out down said.
Lily screamed as she was pulled under the bed. Nothing stirred, but as the clock struck two A.M. a large hand with enormous claws came from under the bed
By: Mia A.
My mother kissed me goodnight and started to leave my room.
“Mom,” I said, “It’s Halloween Eve and the monsters are going to get me!”
“Oh sweetie, there are no such things as monsters. Here I’ll leave on the lamp,” My mother answered leaving my room.
After an hour of good sleep I awoke to a loud noise from coming under my bed at two A.M.
“Hello?” I asked.
Instead of a reply I received a low growl. I looked at the floor seeing all of my wooden blocks with letters on them scattered. Suddenly a large hand reached out with enormous claws moving the wooden blocks around to spell my name. Sky.
“Sky,” the monster said in a screechy voice.
I didn’t move, scream, or cry as the monster dragged its hand back under the bed. I simply thought, “Oh mother I wish you would believe me.” Then I just watched as it slowly dragged it’s self from under the bed, climbing its way on to my bed.
By: Mia A.
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