Monday, September 19, 2011

My Little Dancing Diva

We enrolled Payton in the "Little Dancing Divas" class through the Southside Community Center.  She loved it!  We have been wanting to enroll her in a class for a long time but I just didn't know where to start looking. 

I love that this class is so close to our house.  I am excited that it was affordable.  And I loved seeing the smile on Payton's face when she was showing Dave all that she learned.  I only wish they would let the parents sit in the room and watch them during the class.  I peeked through a window and tried to watch and take pictures. I am excited to see their little recital at the end of the class.

Yes, she was in flip flops.  I am going to have to go and buy tap shoes and ballet shoes.  Ha!  Ha! As well as some kind of dance leotard.  Who knew?

Today we also started "Marble Jars".  My friend Sara told me about how they do Marble Jars at their house.  When the kids do certain things (make their bed, take their dishes to the sink, are reverent during prayers, etc.) they get get a marble to put in their jar; but, if they do other things (push, hit, whine, etc.) they have to take a marble out.  The goal is to fill their jar with marbles to get a "prize" or "reward".  I thought this would be a fun thing to try. 

Payton and Lincoln were super excited about the marbles and the jars.  They had big smiles on their faces tonight as they dropped the marbles they earned in their jars.
We have been doing a responsibility chart with Payton for the past few months and she really enjoys doing it, so I think this will go over big with her.  Lincoln has been wanting to have his own responsibility chart and always asks to do "dots" when Payton is doing hers.  Unfortunately, we have not been able to find a responsibility chart for Lincoln that isn't "girly" (according to Dave).  Ha!  Ha!  So I think this will go over big with him too.  :o)

Their Marble Jars with their selected rewards. 

1 comment:

Sara said...

Payton LOOKS like a Dance Diva! ;) Cutie girl.

I just bought Calvin his own jars yesterday. A little smaller than the other kids have. I need to make up a new list for him specifically, but he is excited.