Organizing School

We started our homeschooling journey the beginning of this school year.   We knew when our son was born that we would be teaching him at home.  Closer to him starting Kindergarten I researched every program I could find.  I printed all the samples, read reviews and watched YouTube videos.  I wanted curriculum that was secular and used a variety of methods of learning.

I have organized our materials many times.  I am a bit of an organizing nut so my family seems pretty used to it.  While we have a set homeschooling area I like to have things ready to go also.  The bed, the floor and the backyard are all places we have taken school work.

In the beginning I purchased a bag I could toss in whatever we were going to be working on.  I researched everywhere and every type of bag and chose this one due to having separate pockets and enough room the add my file holder.  The file holder makes it sturdier.  I keep an extra set of crayons, pencils, scissors and glue in the bag so we always have them handy when using it.

One of the portable items I made involved our Base 10 blocks.  I put together a kit of tens and ones with magnets on the back.  I purchased a magnet roll from Walmart and used my glue gun to secure them on each piece.   We use them on a small magnetic white board.  Also in the box are place value dice.  You roll each one to tell him how many tens and ones he needs to display.  I can use them on the smaller whiteboard anywhere or our larger wall whiteboards.  I keep the set of magnetic blocks in a small container.

Stay tuned for more ideas on organizing home school materials.

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