Organizing Your Homeschool
For many families with young children, our homes may tend to look less fit than we prefer. Hot Wheels and Barbie disperse the living landscape, artwork hangs on the side by a magnet on the fridge, shoes and Velcro fastening seem to multiply on a daily basis. Add to that all the "stuff" that accompanies the school to be home and you could have a huge mess. Do not jump the gun and go hire a professional organizer for the moment. In this article I will share some tips that have helped curb disorder here at Clark Academy of Excellence .
Go Paperless. – OK, OK, I know it is not possible, especially when you have children practice writing, to Crafts and keep a diary, but do as much as you can to keep the paper to a minimum or at least keep organized! Here's how we do it: For art projects, we have a line "art" in the bonus room. It's like a line of clothing, except that we hang out on this. Just establish a chain (we used decorative ribbons) at each end of the hall and use clothespins to attach the logs. Others documents, we have a glue that keeps our work each week. Writing is something I want to keep so that we can see progress over time. We do a lot of our work in mathematics on our table so that there is not much math worksheets to keep. Not all parts of the work your child should be maintained. If you do not need to keep it, throw it out! Another innovative way to go without Paper: Consider scanning your child's work regularly and keeping numerical analysis. Many scanners scan multiple documents into one. pdf. You can also download the work of your child on a blog and let them keep an online diary of their work.
Have A space for your supplies – Many of us dream of that extra room that we could use a piece-booking, craft or sewing room. Homeschoolers can also dream of having a school room. If this is not realistic for many of us, it is realistic to have a dedicated space to keep supplies. A wardrobe title = "wardrobe"> can be refurbished to hide ably supplies in a public part of the house or you can use an old metal cabinet and less attractive items stored in your garage. Either way, having a place to keep books, papers, pencils, glue and is essential to be organized. The mantra "a place for everything and everything in its place" useful. Spent twenty minutes looking for the scissors every time you need to do an art project is not an efficient use of your time and make failure to your children and their teacher.
Use Unused Space clever – I have already mentioned that we use a table for many of our lessons. He not only shot on paper, but it also uses a space in our house that did not serve much of a goal. In the hallway, opposite the stairs. The table also has magnetic dual purpose of displaying an excellent track record of writing or play with magnetic tangrams. I painted myself and supplies were purchased in my local home improvement store. In addition, Space primary storage is our school supplies in the laundry. This space is quite small, but it was a white wall with just enough space for a unit well shelving organized. We saved our sub and had a tailor. It has a library, large drawers with compartments for storing boxes colored pencils, glue sticks, stickers and markers and paper size cubby shelves for things like building paper and notebooks. Location is important, too. Since we do a lot of our writing and art activities at the dining table, laundry is conveniently located near all the supplies we need.
Work boxes – the work-box system is in fashion this time to homeschool organization. We do not currently use, but I can envision doing when I officially start the enrollment multiple children and that we are entering the work more "seat" than older children. Essentially, work boxes, means for storing of a child's daily lessons needed in individual folders or boxes by theme. The child knows what is expected of them every day and work is organized. You can buy a ready to use or modify the idea to your needs found to title = "the-ella-echo"> the ella – echo.
Use the time to clean the school time - with young students in particular, the cleaning of the activities is useful not only to keep your house clean, but can be used for teaching as well. Y there toys all over the floor? Sorting is an important skill for early elementary mathematics children. Look at your cleaning time in As part of your day at school. You're instilling good habits and values to your children and teach them how to sort and classify. Library can be organized alphabetically by title and then another day by the author. spatial skills are honed when a child puts the pots and figures out where to put them and this will be the right place.
These Barbie dolls and tiny race cars can still be a threat to you in the middle of the night, but if you use these tips for organization, you'll be on your way to a school environment at home organized.