Are you suddenly homeschooling? And looking for organization ideas? This Homeschool Organization system will help your child be more independent and help YOU keep everything from taking over the house!
Here we are. Working and school from home. When you probably didn’t expect it. So I’m guessing you don’t already have a homeschool organization system set up and ready to go. Whether you have one child at home or a whole bunch, I can guarantee getting your learning supplies and the work they’ve brought home from their classroom will help time management and your sanity. And I promise? This is pretty simple.
Homeschool Organization: What to Do and What You Need
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You may have a whole homeschooling room or you may be using your dining room table. This homeschool organization system will work in small spaces. YOU NEED BINS. One for every subject or activity. And if you have multiple children? They each need their own set of bins. Why? Because the goal here is self sufficiency and keeping things organized. We have a bin for phonics activities, a bin for writing, a bin for math games, a bin for reading books, a bin for math worksheets, a bin for science, and a bin for art supplies. Technology pieces are stored separately in a larger plastic tub. I used baskets we already had on hand and labeled them with post its. Now that we are probably in this for the long haul? I just ordered these colored plastic bins. They’re super easy to keep clean and organized and it’s probably really teacher-y but I love how they’re already color coded.
Now if you have multiple children? How does this work? You’re going to get a set for EACH KID. Yes, even the toddlers or preschoolers. Why? Not necessary because they need academic work in them….but because they’ll be part of the system. A lot of you are working from home and trying to implement an at home learning schedule or routine while you do that. Kudos. This is HARD and not something we expected. These bins will help. Have a conference call? Tell them which bin to use. Yup, even the toddler can get their blocks from the purple bin. The point of the colors? Even if they can’t READ, they know the colors.
Now how are you going to get through those conference calls? You prep the boxes. The night before. Super simple activities. If your kids are old enough, printable worksheets are a great option for SOME subjects (I’ve even got some ABC worksheets for younger kids). I’d do a couple practice rounds while you’re not, you know on a call with all your coworkers. Have the kids practice getting materials, setting up and completing a task, then putting them away. The more comfortable they are, the more smoothly this will go. Trust me, you don’t want kids running around looking for crayons, scissors, and glue while you’re trying to have a meeting or, you know collect your thoughts.
Simple, right? I guarantee this homeschool organization system will help you navigate at home learning with a little less chaos!
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