I daydream about my school room looking like I moonlight for IKEA on the side.
A girl can dream, right?
But the reality is…I have too many kids, not enough time, too many dishes (and sheesh…now I just remembered the load of laundry I need to get in the dryer before it starts to smell too!) and not a stretchy enough budget to have the homeschool room of my dreams today. I’m not super patient, either.
But in the meantime…this is how I make due. Do not be deceived. It only looks so tidy because we have not officially started school yet and the Hubs watched the kiddos yesterday so I could clean! He’s sweet like that.
I use the IKEA trofast system for our workboxes. LOVE. Only, I can’t seem to figure out how I want to label them? Sigh.
I store Trevy’s Montessori trays waaaaay up high on the top desk shelf (pictured above). Where his curious little fingers cannot reach. Thereby preventing his curious little mouth from choking on the pattern blocks we’re using this month for at home fine-motor therapy. Actually, I have to make sure all the workboxes are Trevy proof. He’s very oral which means no scissors, crayons, or glue stix in the boxes for us. Modifying is fun though. Forces me to be creative.
I found the bulletin boards (pictured above) at Staples for a $5 steal! Yes, I’m bragging. They’ll be replacing the poster board centers I used last year.
So far I have mounted little pocket charts I picked up in Target’s $1 section. I’m planning to use them for their workboxing schedules. Not sure what will fill the remaining space yet.
Trevy has the two workboxes on the far left.
Bristel (1st Grader) has the four in the middle. I double up subjects in the boxes.
Toby (5th Grader) has the green boxes over on the right.
I just think my Chick a Chick a Boom Boom Tree is too cute not to share. I didn’t make it though. Trevy’s home therapist gets props for that. I did however laminate the alphabet letters. Soooooo…
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