Hi there! Today I'm sharing the solution I came up with to help combat the scholastic summer regression as well as some incentive for my boys to read more! And the best part is that it is all tucked inside my Moment's Inked planner!
During the school year my boys are almost always reading during their free time. But as soon as the first day of summer vacation hits, the dust gathers on those once loved books. It seems that they would rather do almost anything else, actually. I knew that I wanted to encourage them to read more but I also did not want to have to be the "reading police" all summer. So I came up with an easy incentive plan, that will hopefully have them reading a lot more!
I started by creating a book list sheet. I know I've said it before, but my favorite and must have accessories for my planner are the refill pages! Here, I used the Lined Refill Binder Pages. I let each of my boys choose three books that they wanted to read and I chose the fourth. I listed them on the page, along with the author. This way it will be easier to order the books or find them at the library.
For the incentive part, I created a separate sheet for each of my boys, tucked in right after their reading list sheet. I hand wrote the week dates in (I used the Graph Refill Binder Pages), creating a ten week list. They will earn a star (I am using the little star included in the Moments Inked: Planner Banners set) for every 30 minutes that they read. Each star is worth one point, and they will be able to redeem their points for extra privileges, treats, and even some monetary gifts.
For the name at the top of their reading list, I used the Block Alphabet Upper and Block Alphabet Lower die sets. I decorated the bottom of the pages by stamping one of the trees from the Through the Trees stamp set. The Books to Read sentiment is from the Take a Note stamp set.
For the rewards sheets, I used the Wet Paint Alphabet die set for the title.
Even though my main focus was on my two middle boys (going into 7th and 5th grades), I thought that having a list of books for my preschooler son would be helpful. He's just now getting to the point that he enjoys sitting for longer books and I can't wait to cultivate his budding interest!
While I had all of my supplies out, I thought that I would make them bookmarks! I used the Basic Bookmark 2 die to create the bookmark base. I then stamped one of the leafy images from the Turning a New Leaf stamp set, creating a tone-on-tone background.
To keep things neat and tidy in my planner, I created a custom divider. I started by cutting out the page, using the Moments Inked: Binder Page die set. I decorated the front using the Harlequin Cover Plate, Banner Builder stamp set, and Banner Builder die set.
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Thanks so much for joining me here today!