Last week, the last of our core home school books arrived! It was kind of like Christmas. My daughter and I tore open the box. We couldn’t wait to have the first look through the books. It was a little sneak peak at what this year will hold. But, after the excitement died down, I was left with a stack of books. What now?
I didn’t want to put them on the book shelf with the other menagerie of texts and novels and workbooks. I didn’t want them in a stack in the kitchen. There are only a few weeks until school actually starts, so I decided to get organized and ready to go.
First, I gathered all the core books and notebooks that we will start out with this fall. I’m sure there will be more along the way, but I started with just the basics. Next, I grabbed my daughter’s pencil box that contains pens, pencils, colored pencils, glue sticks and various other treasures that may or may not come in handy. I laid all this out on the floor to take inventory.
Putting It All Together
We don’t really have a designated home school area. While a lot of work is done at the kitchen table, my daughter also likes to curl up in my big chair in the living room or work at her desk in her room. So, we need our books to be portable and accessible – and easily concealed. This is what we’ve come up with.
Yes. It’s a large milk crate. It was like $4 at Walmart. And, it holds the 4th grade perfectly! We can move it anywhere we want and it can be stashed in a closet or behind my chair.
I love easy, uncomplicated organization. Getting your stuff together doesn’t have to be hard!
How do your organize home school? or homework?