Gemm City (www.gemmcity.com) is where daily student work converts into virtual and real prizes. To get the most out of Gemm City as a motivating tool take your child there, click on the many prize categories and then scroll down on the left and make a Wish List. Here’s some key points:
The points earned playing Fast ForWord are not the same as Gemm City points.
UPLOADS OF NEW POINTS ONCE A MONTH
We make uploads of new points once a month, most often in the second week of the new month.
HOW IT WORKS
Your child will be enrolled in our online store as part of www.gemmcity.com during their first month’s usage. You will receive an email from us when Gemm City is set up for your child. Your child’s username and password are the same as their username and password for Fast ForWord.
Please DO NOT change your child’s username as doing so will interfere with the monthly points upload.
HOW THE POINTS WORK. Around the 7th of each calendar month, points will be banked to your child’s account based on their attendance and effort during the prior month. They are not based on individual points earned in each exercise. The closer they get to 100% attendance, i.e., five days out of five per week, all month long, the more points will be awarded. We will add points each month for extra effort, milestones, and overcoming adversity do to the program.
Your child can go onto the account at any time and play around.
HOW MANY POINTS DO I HAVE? The number of points available can be found at a link at the top of the page.
INBOX. Check the inbox regularly as we may send messages about upcoming competitions and awards. Note also the message link at the top of the page.
SHOPPING FOR PRIZES. The scroll bar above the virtual room has the dozen or more categories of prizes. Click on an icon to choose from hundreds of prizes. There are lots of virtual things to buy – stuff for their virtual room, contributions to causes, animal adoptions, electronic gift certificates, sweepstakes for larger prizes, auctions and of course, merchandise.
If you choose merchandise you will be contacted via email to arrange delivery.
VIRTUAL ROOM. The heart of Gemm City is the rooms. Click on the Room tab and watch the Intro Video on how to buy furniture and characters.
OTHER TOKEN REWARDS. If you want to add other incentives at home please refer to our manual for ideas on what to do (see attached).
Note: points will expire on the Gemm City site 30 days after your Gemm Learning sessopns end.