With daily negotiations Xavier diligently completes math, and language arts tasks from the grade 4 curriculum. Current events and the island itself, are the source for many of his independent studies. He has come to love reading books, and right now adores the Animorphs series.
Now, how am I keeping 3 active boys reading, writing, drawing, typing in the hot Caribbean sun? With my positive teaching style and dynamic personality? For the love of learning? Sadly, no.
I have resorted to bribery. "Finish this and then we get to go swimming in the pool." "Finish that and then we can go to the beach." And the most important bribe of all: "When you reach the day's goal, it's free time"- translated into boyspeak - video game time!