The Workbox System
Yep, you got it, I’m jumpin’ in both feet. I figure if I’m going to try something, I’d better go for it, otherwise what’s the point, right? Seriously, I really think this is going to revolutionize how we do homeschool … seriously…and if nothing else, it will satisfy my intense need for order and organization. And if all else fails, there’s always ebay right? But seriously, I’m committed.
So let’s go fill our boxes! Here’s some idea’s (other than core curriculum) I’ve found searching around the internet:
- Screws, tees, styrafoam, hammer, screwdriver (they’ll figure it out)
- Cottonballs and chopsticks, 2 paper plates (have them move the cotton balls from one plate to the other using the chopsticks, good for motorskills!)
- Poster centers (see sue patricks site for more info here)
- Magnet Center
- Science Center
- Art Center
- File folder games
- Music time
- Computer time
- Color boxes(put color instruct child to take box and find things that color to put in it)
- Snack card with recipe for older children to make for family
- Play out side card
- All those games you’ve been ‘meaning to pull out’ but never did!
Okay, that’s it for now, the chubby bunny is making bubble noises in her crib.
Very nice. like how organized these are. I am going to try and start a blog myself to load my pictures soon… :o) Jodi
Where did you get those carts and drawers? They look very durable!
Where did you get your desks? LOVE THEM!!
I got the work boxes at Joann's on sale for $35 each. I think they'll work well, and they can be removed from the cart, so i'm planning on still having the kids remove a box and take it to their desk to work. This photo isn't quite how it'll be setup when all's done, we're in process…
The desks came from a church sale, they had a school that they were closing, and sold them for $5 each! Couldn't pass it up! Look around at local churchs, I've been to a few that had big sales on desks, whiteboards, supplies, and even curriculum!
Fantastic idea. Actually considering this idea for my own projects, which I can't seem to get organized.
I would love to use this system. I’ve got the carts and all my curriculum, however I cannot figure out where to go next. I have tried to watch Sue’s video on her website several times, but it will not work. I cannot seem to find another helpful video anywhere on how to set it up. Could you help?!?!
Here’s a video I did that may help also: http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2013/01/workbox-system-video-tutorial.html