Last year I switched the big kids out of our IKEA Trofast workboxes into these wonderfully portable plastic hanging file totes!
They’ve really REALLY been working great for us. They’re small…so they don’t take up much space. Portable…so we can take them anywhere. Obviously huge things don’t fit inside…but we do creatively squeeze in extra manipulative stuff. It also helps that these totes (found mine at Walmart) have the little space on top for crayons, scissors, glue sticks and pencils. You could always buy a pencil box and use heavy duty velcro to stick it right on top. Unless your kiddos are more responsible than mine and can handle carrying two separate things!
I changed her schedule to a more bland printout. The days of the week run across the top with the subjects vertically. Each little square gives specific details for what’s on the agenda per subject each day.
She prefers this bland blah print out…
Over a (below) super cute grid I slaved over for her! Sigh. She keeps reminding me that she’s “growing up after all”. LOL
Last year I used regular folders for worksheets. But this year, I’ve totally fallen in love with the folders with brads.
The “to-do” works goes in the right hand pocket. I keep a couple weeks worth of worksheets ready to go in the pocket. But this year she can handle seeing the extra work and knows how to read and cross check which lesson she’s working on.
Completed work moves over to the left pocket. She then drops her whole folder into my To Be Graded bin.
After I’ve graded a whole week of work, I put all the worksheets into the center with the brads!
I love it because it allows her to look back at her older work. Also, I love to write goofy little love notes on her pages for her to find!
So what’s in today’s workboxes?
Actually, today is a weird day because yesterday did not pan out as expected. We had an unplanned trip to the Pedi’s office for Trevy. And even though we brought work with us…we just got behind. So we’re pretending today is Tuesday instead.
Math is Abeka. She had a test today.
She worked on Letter’s & Sounds (Abeka’s Phonics pogram).
Spelling (Spelling Workout B) was the first two pages of Lesson 5 plus an online Spelling drill with a program we’re reviewing.
She’ll also do a lesson of Reading Kingdom. I loooove Reading Kingdom because it works on reading, keyboarding skills AND grammar all in the same program!
We’ll cuddle on the couch soon for reading time (Abeka readers).
And when Trevy get’s home we’ll all watch an episode of Speekee together!
Then later today, while Trevy is off at a Speech Therapy session with a friend…both the big kids and I will continue working on a Stonehenge replica that goes along with our History (Mystery of History) studies. And we’ll read another chapter in our read alouds: Outside and Inside Birds and Kidnapped.
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