How do your school books and papers look right now? If your students have books spread out in several places, talk to them about where their designated place is for school books. If you do not have a designated place, make one. I have a school cabinet with doors that open and close. Each of my children has a designated place for his books.
When we first started homeschooling, I had to figure out a way to handle books and papers. We spent too much time trying to find books and pencils. I moved an open bookshelf to my kitchen, and we used that for a time.
My husband did not mind that everything was visible, but he found a great deal on a TV cabinet. We put it in the kitchen and moved all of the daily use books and supplies into the cabinet. I have had up to 6 students. I have been able to fit everything that we use daily in this cabinet. Now, that I am down to 4 students, I have room for more of my teacher resources.
Some of my friends use rolling carts. Others use plastic crates. There are many ways to organize your daily use materials.
Besides this cabinet, I have three other bookshelves that hold my additional homeschool resources. I had four bookshelves of additional books, but I decluttered an entire bookshelf one school year.
My record keeping it pretty simple. It is based on state requirements for my homeschool. I also keep track of high school courses and grades for a transcript. I don’t keep everything they produce.
Spend 15 minutes decluttering and organizing your homeschool materials.
Have a great day!
Weekly Home Blessing Task: Wipe Windows and Mirrors
- Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
- Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
- Swish and Swipe
- Start Your Laundry
- Decide on Dinner
- Check Your Calendar
- Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
- Get out some art supplies and be creative with your children.
- Eat Lunch
- Clear off One Hot Spot
- Reboot the Laundry
- Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
- Drink Your Water
- 15 minutes of loving movement
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)
- Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
- Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
- Put things at your launch pad
- Shine Your Sink
- Clean Off a Hot Spot
- Go to Bed at Decent Hour