Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Exam week and another parcel!

It is mid year exam week in my household and I'm not enjoying it!!!! I didn't like exams when I was at school and I don't like them any more now!! My HS is not particularly studious, he doesn't enjoy school and has struggled over the years. He certainly doesn't put in as much effort as he could! Each time exams come around I resort to bribery and corruption (whatever works I say!) and make up 'study jars' full of chocolate and lollies that are only allowed to be eaten during studying!! Makes me feel better thinking it works! Only 3 days to go then a few months reprieve!!! Wish me luck!
I was very excited to receive a parcel in the mail today from April - Cake makes the world a better place blog. I was lucky enough to win her giveaway celebrating 200 posts. What a lovely parcel to receive, a gorgeous notebook (how does April know I am an obsessive list maker!), a crossstitch pin which is so intricate, a little heart and the most amazing crossstitch card - her work is just wonderful. Thank you very much April.

7 comments:

Owens Family Adventures said...

That's a really good study idea! I say whatever works!! :)
Good luck to your kids' exams...my daughter has hers next week and then school is out for the summer.
dawn

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope the exams go well for your students! Love the idea of a study jar - must remember than when my two reach exam stage.

Calidore said...

I loathe exam time too and I have never thought of having lolly jars just for exam time. Trouble with my lot the jars would be empty the first day and then I would spend the rest of my time restocking them. Hope all goes well regarding the exams and the stress is over soon.

rachelmp said...

It's exam week next week here, and I feel the pressure!! I hope you have a sweets jar to keep you going. Lovely gifts in the mail too

Chookyblue...... said...

hope you survive the exam stress.........

April said...

So glad you like the gifts!

April xx

Alison Boon said...

Chin up all things pass. Love your study jar, great motivatior reward strategy