Me and God have this thing. I like to make plans and He likes to wreck said plans. For example, when we bought our last house I said I wasn't moving again for a LONG time. Seven months later, there I am again shoving everything I own into black trashbags and freaking out because it's still so jarring to see just how dirty it is underneath my couch. Here's another perfect example. I had resigned myself to the fact that Maverick was to be an only child. I was ready to plan accordingly. And then, BAM! Two pink lines and nine months later...
I had always, always said that I would never homeschool. Not in a million years. I don't have the patience. I'm not a teacher. And my goodness...How could I teach a kid who is basically a smaller, male version of myself? That's just asking for a meltdown.
And then I heard God chuckle.
Now here I am, staying up all night making lesson plans and searching the internet because I am now obsessed with this homeschooling business.
Look at that hair...
Ok, enough backstory.
I've been searching for a better way to organize my homeschool day and I kept coming across workboxes on blogs. I loved the idea, but there is now way that I have the space for a cart and twelve boxes. I have a school corner, not a school room. But the more I searched the more I came across moms taking Sue Patrick's idea and tweaking it to fit their space and needs.
And here's my version.
I found this locker crate at Wal-Mart for $2.50. I also got the hanging files there.
I hot glued velcro to the plastic tabs, cards, and "Done!" chart.
Anything too big or bulky (playdough, Bible) goes in the drawer underneath the crate.
I really like it. It's compact, cheap, and there's no more "Mama, what now?"
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The velcro sucks. It does not stick with hot glue to the laminated sheets. It pulls off every time a card is removed. I didn't want to go to Wal Mart so I dug around in my craft drawer and found some adhesive backed magnet strips. We'll see how those do.
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