|This is the PhonicsWorks box kit. All of this fits in the little box pictured. There are dry erase/magnetic boards, markers, erasers, readers, sight word flash cards, mini dry erase boards, magnetic tile letters (basic and advanced) and a notebook.|
|SCIENCE!!! This is Collin's favorite. We have a scale, student pages, and books. The bag contains little gram weights, feathers, seeds, beans, a styrofoam ball and other little things we'll need throughout the year.|
|Music!!! We got another slide whistle. Ryanne is excited b/c now they'll each get one for music time.|
|Art..... The art kit in the back also has paint. I didn't open it b/c we still have leftovers from last year we will continue using this year. We have a couple of new books this year but the same type from last year and some new prints.|
Before I start explaining what's on the shelves, let me just say that I do something similar to the workbox method. Basically, each subject is assigned a box and I put everything needed for the daily assignments in that box at the beginning of the day or the night before. I found this box at Target last year for $1 each.
Bottom Shelf: jars of fruit. ;) Next to that is is a box of coloring and workbooks for Ryanne, my 4-Ker. Next to that are educational books we own. The kids get to look at those when we need a little extra time. Sometimes we can study a little more on a subject with those or do an experiment found in them. They are fun books!
Fifth Shelf: PhonicsWorks Kit with the notebook on top. Next to that is our Phonics box. It has our notebook and the books we are currently working on. In it I have semester one and the handwriting book right now. I'm not sure which ones Collin will need at the beginning of school. We'll see once his lessons show up in the OLS (online school). Then he has the language arts box and his books to read are stacked next to it along with the extra phonics books he won't be using at the beginning of the year.
Fourth Shelf: This one I have the other subjects.
Third Shelf: Math manipulatives and art stuff. Then I have the white basket with "office supplies" like a stapler, glue, hole punch, permanent markers, paper clips...etc. The purple one on top is Collin's pencil box with a few sharpened pencils and pencil sharpener. The yellow box is full or markers and crayons.I don't have a desk where these things can stay. I have to be able to move them back and forth so we can eat dinner at the table too. hehe! If you have your own school room then be very grateful! :)
Second shelf and some of my stuff is up there.
Top shelf: this is where I have other education stuff --- experiment kits, electricity kit, Leap Frog geographical map thing...
That's how we are organized. I dream of one day having enough room for a classroom but until then... this is it.