When J was about 4 and N was 2...I pretty much knew that we were going to homeschool. So I started researching and found the "workbox system".
I knew that Erica over at Confessions of a Homeschooler was using them and I liked the idea.
So I gave it a good go!
I don't wanna explain Sue Patrick's system, because it's complicated.
But I will share how I use them in our homeschooling day - hoping to inspire you to do the same.
Here's what our system looks like:
|This is our current Learning Room.|
Found this craft cart at Sams for $30 - by far the cheapest I've ever seen them.
Once J has completed a workbox - he pulls the "work tag" off and places it in his book.
This part of the system has remained pretty consistent over the years. And how many workboxes J has to complete changes daily. Flexibility is my main goal as a Homeschooling Mommy of 3 boys under the age of 5!
I'll be honest...at first, this system was VERY overwhelming! I felt like I was planning my pants off. And now that I look back, my kids were TOO young to be doing the workboxes. Doing away with workboxes would have simplified my life and their learning.
Flash Back Pics!
|Sweet baby boys! So YOUNG!|
But I've lived and learned...and I am glad I struggled through the process. Now, I can enjoy the workbox system that I've molded and made to work for my Little Learners.
Looking forward to sharing what my planning looks like and give you a peek inside each box
in Part 2 of this series. So stay tuned!
Just curious...are any of you using a workbox system or one that is similar?
I would love to hear about it.
Happy Learning with your Little Ones!