If you downloaded my Letter Of The Week curriculum, you’re probably asking yourself what the heck to do with it all now…so, I’m not sayin’ this is the best answer, but its what I do for storage:
I already had these plastic bins from Lakeshore, so I used them. I think that hanging file folders would be good, or even a large Rubbermaid bin. You could also use Manilla Envelopes instead of file folders.
For the individual letter games, I use ziplock sandwich bags to keep all the game pieces separate. Then I put all the activities for one letter into a file folder, label it with the letter, and store all of the letter folders in a plastic bin. I also take out the rings I use to bind the little pre-writing books etc, so I can re-use them on other letters. Plus they’re bulky to store.
That way when we get to a letter, I just pull out that folder and all the activities are right there.
All these containers are stored nicely in my homeschool room armoire for easy access.
I’ve had a few readers come up with their own storage ideas and here is one from Mommy’s Little Helper. She used a binder and page protectors to store the letter activities in. I LOVE this idea! Thanks Heather!
So that’s it until I come up with something better. I’d love to see what other people are doing for homeschool storage! Leave a comment if you have pics of your space!
I use tubs for my "themes", I have pictures of the specific ones I use on my blog. I'm able to put multiple ones in there or keep it as one and seperate games and worksheets by manilla folders and hanging file folders.
Just started with this, but so far I'm laminating most pieces because I have 2 more (so far) little ones behind the child using them. Also, for the letter practice, I've put letters on each side before laminating (A/B, C/D, E/F). Then I put them in hanging files for each 2 letter combination. So, I'll have 13 hanging files when I'm done.Thanks for all of your hard work developing this. Dawn
love your site! I'm using alot of the stuff. Anyway, wanted to say that last night I started putting together all the stuff I printed for letter M plus a bunch of other stuff from other sites in a book. Instead of a bunch of baggies or file folders I put everything in a scrapbook I wasn't gonna use. I made pockets for the pieces and glued or taped things to the pages. The little tiger was playing with it last night and he seemed to love it. This is nice for if we go places I can just grab the book and he'll have something to help occupy him and keep him out of trouble. Just an idea and something that is gonna work for us. Some things are going in a 3 ring binder and some in sheet protectors for dry erase markers. grab and go! 😉
I already emailed you, but you also wrote to post a comment, just in case. So here it goes: I love your ABC curriculum, but do you have black and white versions of the printables?? I don't have a color printer and tend to color my printables then laminate!! Thanks for your help and time!
Anonymous: No i don't have a b/w version avail. but you could always just print in grayscale on your printer and it'll come out b/w.Thanks!
I just wanted to say how amazing your blog is! and how helpful it is! I am a mother of 3 and getting ready to start homeschooling. Ive been sick all day in bed and been on your blog all day reading every detail! thank you so much!!
I have a question.. where do you put or store the materials for that week? Do you only pull out one activity at the moment you are going to complete it? Or are they all out for the week? I apologize if this is out there somewhere.. I couldn't figure it out.
I too love your blog and my daughter really loves your activities. I am currently storing mine in file folders but instead of using plastic bags I use envelopes. Since I pay most bills on-line I just use the free remittance envelopes I get in the mail.
I am just beginning to use the, Letter Of The Week cirriculum, for my two (just turned) 3 yr. old Granddaughters. I laminate almost everything and have a binder for each letter. I have turned one of our spare bedrooms into their classroom and have a large Rubbermaid closet that stores almost everything. Then I have several drawers for Art supplies, ect. I will be moving to the K-4 Curriculum when they complete this year. This curriculum is the reason I decided to “Home school” them.
Thanks for making it available, Debbie, Miss B & Miss P