Again, I usually have nice print outs but I did not have time yet so I just wrote them and taped it all up.
Victoria has a monstrous $40 a month iphone bill. That breaks down to $1.35 per day. Since our dishwasher is broken, she has been hired. Because she has a lot of homework I decide what level of work she will do each night. If she does not do it, she has to pay us from her chore pay and if she goes into debt we re-possess the phone. Trust me, she does not want to loos her phone. It is her social connection and her Walkman. This is highly motivating.
High Fives of morning and evening count as one bubble. They are specified on the wall. Morning ones are: brush teeth, do animal chore, read family passage (we require ten verses read before school), clean floors and tops (furniture tops), and make bed.
We have a set amount for each chart. Ours is ten dollars. That sounds like a lot but there is more. Inspired by some ideas from that link, we are putting them on the 10-20-70 plan. Tithe ten at church, save 20, and free choice for 70. However, they will pay for all fun outings, snacks or movies, fun clothes not needed etc. They also loose one dollar per bubble not filled in. So, that ten can go fast if they have not done their work. In fact, they can end up working and getting nothing. The incentive is to do your work, or feel the pain. We insist that circles be filled in by bed. No catching up the next day or later on and saying "oh, I did this though!" To prevent this pattern, I initial each at the end of the day.
You will see also, that I have a clipboard hanging up. This is for logging the 30 min of reading on the chore list. There is also a screen log. They get one hour Mon, Tue, Thur and two hours on Wed since it's min day and daddy and I are still at work. No screens are allowed however until chores and homework is complete. That includes reading time.
I am taking on the deep cleaning on Monday's, my day off. With their homework load getting bigger, I feel that just keeping up is a big enough help for me. Part of their room is putting away their laundry as well. All of our laundry is together so for now I'm doing that. It can go onto the extra work board if I want help.
That is another Pinterest idea I loved. A "work for hire" board. You can look at my "Kids" board on Pinterest for the photo. You have a board with notes as to what the job is with the money right there tempting them to earn it. I plan to have a box on mine where they have me initial it before they get the money. That way I check their work. I will be having cleaning the doors with a magic eraser on mine very soon. It's a nice way to get extra help around the house. I'm not making them divide this money for now. It's a bonus and highly tempting that way.
So, I'll let you know how it goes. We are taking the idea on the link to have a family "payday". Read for more. It's an interesting post.