My son has the easiest schedule this year. He is taking driver's education and another mechanics class. The only "real" class he has is chemistry, and he is struggling. I am sure some of you remember the problems he was having with his blood pressure while on his ADHD medicine and why he had to come off of it. He still struggles with his attention span, though he is doing better. He recently got a job at a local fast food restaurant, and one of the conditions of him keeping that job is keeping his grades up.
I was a little disappointed last week when his chemistry teacher called me to let me know that Ryan is missing some assignments, and therefor failing the class. Since we are only a month or so into this school year, his teacher has given him the opportunity to make up the work. The thing is, Ryan struggles with science. He failed biology last year and ended up in summer school. I want him to get interested in science, so that maybe his grades will be better. I thought about having him read Science Daily, or maybe finding some type of chemistry game online. I need something to grab his attention.
I was also thinking about rewarding him if he raises his grades, with something from GeekAlerts.com. It's easier for my girls to get good grades. In fact, they are both honor roll students, and if I reward Ryan for bringing his grades up, I should be rewarding the girls for making good grades to begin with, right? Maybe I could use some ProFlowers coupon codes and send them some flowers when report cards come out. I know they all deserve something special for their hard work.