I have very helpful kids. They especially like to help if there is something in it for them.
Who doesn't? A little appreciation is a good thing.
Yesterday Alice came home with the earth, a reward for helping clean tables at lunchtime at school.
And because it's been a long time since I studied the composition of the earth, Laura labeled it for me. Maybe that will help others too.
In the past the rewards were generally candy-related. Since becoming an Apple School and taking it seriously (as opposed to our junior high which does it rather half-heartedly I find), it's been tougher to find rewards that are less about sugar and more about education or healthy.
I love this one. Although it's educational value is limited once you memorize those four parts, it's still squishy and throwable and fun.