After following the blog at Confessions of a Homeschooler for several months now, I joined a Yahoo Workbox group. We had tried a simple system of the Workbox system with just basic numbered folders in a tub, but the books just were not working well in the file folder boxes. Since each of the boys math textbooks are $40 a piece without shipping, I want them to last the year and not fall apart.
If you are not familar with this form of homeschooling, it is an organization system that helps students see exactly when and what they need to complete. It shows them a start and finish. It helps to simplify the curriculum that you already are using. Here's the link to Sue Patrick's website: http://workboxsystem.com/. She started the system for her son with special needs, and it worked wonders for him. When I make sure to use it, I have fewer issues with Brayden getting his school work done.
I searched several area stores, in order to avoid shipping charges, but finally had to order these boxes from JoAnn Fabric online. They were on sale!!! And I surfed around the web and found a coupon for free shipping and I was able to get an extra $10.00 off one set of drawers. So I decided to take the plunge and order 3 sets. I will wait to see about getting Caty a set, but will most likely be ordering a set for her in the next few months. She has daily activities that we do for her therapy, so she will really like having her own set.
Our school area is now bursting at the seams!!! But here's what our drawers look like set up. So far we have loved this new system.
Here's Joey's set. He chose the black set. I spent last weekend creating the box numbers with favorite Pokemon characters. Laminated and cut them out. I do need better velcro though. I only had one pack and was trying to conserve. Hey we live in the middle of a corn field. It's a drive to get anything :(.