Made it Monday {Responsibility Chart}


It's MONDAY!  I am only excited for Mondays during the summer :)  I am slowly working on our Family Command Center Wall, and this week I made the boys' Responsibility Chart.  This was SUPER easy and only cost me $3.48 to make!  {Foam board $1.48 and Fabric $2.00, I had everything else}


1. I created and cut out the boys' responsibilities and three chores.  We do Dave Ramsey here and I loved that he explained that children shouldn't be paid for what is expected of them, they should earn money when they go above what they are expected.  In our house the boys are expected {responsible for} to pick up their toys, put up their clothes, set & clear the table, feed the dog, and sweep the floor.  If they want to earn money they can unload/load the dishwasher, dust, or pick up the dog poop w/ a pooper scooper of course.  My boys are 6 and 4.  I used some pockets I had left over from my classroom.

2. I cut my foam board to the size I wanted, just a little under half the board.

3. Third I cut and covered the board with fabric using my hot glue gun...LOVE this tool!

4. I hot glued the pockets onto the board and then placed the boys' name cards.  I printed Xavier's name at the top and Maxton's on the bottom, this is so I all need to do is flip the card over when it's time to change responsibilities.

5. I used command strips to hang the board on my wall.  Since it is foam board it only took two strips.


6. The finished board.  I plan to cut out the word "Responsibilities" in red vinyl and place it going down the left side.


Here is a close up of the pockets and the baby trying to figure out how to destroy it :)  So far this has been great!  Xavier has already earned $1 for taking care of the dishwasher, and they both have already done one responsibility today.




9 comments

  1. I love Dave! I finished Financial Peace a few months ago and am working on a job chart for my daughter!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade

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  2. This is brilliant! I am pinning this so I can refer back to it when I have kids of my own.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  3. I do something similar for my boys using fridge magnets. :) I love how kids really can take care of some of the workload and learn responsibility in the process.

    Emily
    I Love My Classroom

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  4. This is a great idea and it is super cute. I love the dog poop one, my oldest daughter would never, ever do that!

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  5. great idea! thank you for sharing, I'm going to pin it too! Paula
    http://educatingchildrenwithdisabilities.blogspot.com

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  6. Great idea! It's great to teach responsibility early on.

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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  7. LOVE IT Jess! So clever and colorful! I can't wait to see how it works-I need something at the Miller house! Keep me posted!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  8. What a great idea! You baby is precious :)
    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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