My first name is Janae, but as a child, my family nickname was, “Fast Nae.” Everything I did was not only fast, but rushed, and often sloppy. I’m still working on that. And now, I have been blessed with my own mini-me.
My 6 year old is a bright girl, but has not only inherited my fast trait, she has mastered it. She’s started bringing home loads of sloppy work from school and my husband and I have been racking our brains, trying to come up with some ideas to help her.
We know she’s always motivated by candy, but in an effort to lower our family cavity rate, I thought we should try out some different forms of motivation.
Here’s one idea I came up with: The Davis Family Hall of Fame
To make this, I bought (4) 14×14 in. frameless bulletin boards and a pack of very stylish push pins at Walmart. Then I found some fabric to cover the boards and giddily purchased my very first staple gun-oh the power!
I just stapled the fabric to the boards and hung them in our hall. This was so easy, even for my craft impaired, slightly ADD self.
I thought the brown would be cute, but now I’m thinking I might redo these with more colorful backgrounds.
We plan on using the boards for artwork, stories, tests, or any project my kids really make effort on and try! As a family we will be taking fun guided tours of our Hall of Fame regularly so the kids will know that we are proud of them and will, hopefully, want to do their best.