My parents always treated me to pizza or ice cream whenver I got a good report card, and the school always gave out prizes as well (pizza hut coupons, etc).
I want to think of something creative for DD, who is in Kindergarten, because she has had two perfect report cards with all 'over exceeds expectations", since pizza isn't really a treat (yeah not that healthy but she gets it at lunch at school once a week and we have it twice a month at home),. I thought about going to the Frozen Yogurt place, but it's expensive.
Do you give your kids something for a good report card?
A lot of you are saying that you don't reward for something that's expected, and I can agree with that. I don't want to go over the top but I think a little something isn't going to hurt them. We just got back from DD2's teacher conference and she had a great report too. It's been raining for six days straight here, so they haven't been outside in almost a week. After school today. we're going to go to Chick Fil A and get ice cream and let them play on the play ground.
We expect good grades as well but she goes to a difficult school, and they push her a lot. She struggled the first two months, but with encouragement she's gotten the hang of it and has become a top student in her class and grade. It's only Kindergarten but they're doing second grade work.
Kids work hard, and learning is sometimes difficult and exhausting. I think a small treat like ice cream wouldnt be a bad thing. Everyone needs some motivation.
No good grades are expected. I do not reward for a good report card.
I keep a small thing with prizes in it. If they have all A/S for the entire year they get a bigger prize at the very end. My DD got all S's for the first half and got a couple of bottles of nail polish and my DS just got his second report this year and all A's again. He is getting a model we picked up for $2 a couple of years ago. The during the year reports are all $5 or less.
I might make their favorite dinner or go out for frozen yogurt or if we're out and they ask for something small, I might say yes. My parents always do something for them which is funny because I really don't remember being rewarded for them when I was younger.
I think hard work should be rewarded (in any way the parents think is appropriate).
We took dd out to her fav restaurant for her first one but that was because she went from homeschooling into regular ( well brick and mortar at a gifted charter) school and it was her first ever report card. If she brings up her scores in a couple of areas on the next one, we may do the same.
We are working to have her tested for a grade skip ATM though so it may effect her scores if they get it done for this year. It may end up being a skip done where she finishes out first this year, skips second and goes to third next year. It depends on the committee and the head of school and how she does on her test tomorrow.