Responsibilities & E-Learning

935307_10151370946945563_1055925909_nPart of McKayla getting her new room was that she had to keep it clean and she had to make her bed in the morning after she brushed her teeth and got changed. So far every morning since we have set up her room she has done that. Her responsibilities are keeping her room clean and bed made in the morning and keeping her toy room clean and organized. We bought organization bins for her to put her stuff in so everything has a place.

Although my parent’s weren’t strict on things like that a friend of mine’s parents had a list of chores for him everyday, and he wasn’t allowed to do anything until those chores were done. I really liked that structure. I feel like it gives them a sense of independence and responsibilities. I want her to do things on her own so I found an article about different responsibilities for different age groups. It was a good help however I feel like you know your kid and you know what they are capable of. 

We also ask McKayla to clear her plate and cup when she is done eating. If she’s got a plastic plate it can go in the sink if it’s glass we ask her to put it on the counter as she isn’t tall enough to place it gently in the sink. She knows that left over food and stuff goes in the green pin and she puts her mat away. 

When I do her hair in the morning she knows she has to bring me 2 hair elastic and 2 hair clips and her brush. We are growing out her bangs and her hair so that way she can just pull it back into a pony tail and play and she won’t have her bangs in her face.

McKayla’s school sent home a form for us to fill out because they are currently doing a pilot program for learning. Its a secure website set up for parents to be able to see what their children are learning in 577467_10151370946800563_1318902316_nschool. It has a lot of pictures of their interaction with other kids, them on their school trips, them learning hands on etc… As a parent its tough being away from your children, and you want to know that they are in a safe environment and learning a lot. This website is pretty interactive, each child has their own log in information. ONLY the parents who have signed the form have access to the site. You are able to see video and pictures of your children’s interactions in class.

It also lets you know of upcoming events and school functions. Reminds you about library day, school trips etc. 

You get to see who the stars of the weeks are and what sort of things your child is learning in the class room!!!

It was nice to flick through the slides and pictures and see all the things they are doing. When I ask McKayla how school is she normally says “good” and then I ask “what did you do” and she will say “Play” and then I ask what she’s learned and she said “nothing.”!!! 

PLUS I love that I can have some school pictures to add to a scrapbook or something for when she is older. 



~ by Christina Sears on May 3, 2013.

One Response to “Responsibilities & E-Learning”

  1. Again, another great idea through the school, wish we had that growing up, can u image the pictures wow, great job both of u, my heart goes out to all of u. God Bless


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