We started using a variation of Sue Patrick’s Workbox System during our 2009- 2010 school year. I modified her system to fit the needs of our family’s school day and it worked great.
Why change something that is working?
Well I am. I am changing our Workboxes to fit this year’s exciting changes: a new unit study curriculum (MFW-Adventures) and an additional student in the classroom (my five-year-old is entering K this year).
I plan to use the 6 workboxes for each child’s independent work (like math, LA, HW, and spelling) and I have a fun box on top for readers or prizes (yet to be determined). I am still working on the picture cards for the workboxes (drawers in our case). I just bought a laminator too- how fun!
The workboxes are from Hobby Lobby. They are ClearView 3 Drawer Organizer. I stacked 2 sets of 3 drawers each on one another. The drawers are a great size too - 12” x 12”.
The reason I am only using 6 workboxes is because I am doing a unit study for my girls (who are 5 and 7 years old). I chose My Father’s World Adventures this year. So we will combine the following subjects: Bible, History, Geography, Art, Music and Science. I plan not to use workboxes for these subjects because all three of us will be working on them together.
I am still working on the picture cards to label the workboxes so the girls can see their work load and work independently! So subscribe to my blog so you can receive more updates via email! Part 2 to come soon.. I have to crack open the laminator box.
If you would like to see how to plan workboxes in more detail check out these websites:
Sue Patrick's Workbox System
Homeschool Creations Blog
Another view of our workbox drawers:
Check out what I did with our walk-in closet. This is a quiet place for one of the girls to work independently.
Come back soon for Part 2 of our workboxes!