Workbox Success!!!

Mar 23, 2009
We had such a great day with our first day of the workbox system!!! I can't even begin to say how much this is a answer to my prayers of trying to figure out what works best for us and keeps our day running smoothly. I know it's only the first day but I can already tell that it's going to be just what we need. And Kiersten really liked it too! The only thing I had an issue with was her wanting to move too fast through them and grab more than one at a time. :)

Moving right along through the boxes and going great!
We are doing Albert from Volume 4 and it is such a cute story! We loved it!




This was the craft that we did today. Of course Kiersten said that this wasn't part of school but part of my reason for doing the workboxes is to put more fun into our school and that is just what happened today! The green bunny is mine and Kiersten did the little pig. Take note to their little cotton ball tails too!

So here we are all finished with our day that only took about 2 1/2 hours. I know somedays will be more and some less but I was quite happy with the turn out and how things flowed for our day. I have my week already planned out and all I have to fill the boxes up and be ready for tomorrow. It's pretty amazing what 12 bins and a shoerack can do to revamp your homeschool time! I'm loving it! :)

Here is what was in our boxes today if you are interested:

1. Read Albert

2. Discovering the Truth 10-2 (Language Arts) (from homeschool share)

3. Weather and Spring Season (Science) bbc website (homeschool share)

4. Art: Progressive Details (draw)

5. Snack

6. Craft (need to get glue) (our bunny and pig!)

7. Math (Identifying place value) (used Math Envelope Centers)

8. Math (mulitplication 2's and worksheet) (Blue Mammoth and flash cards)

9. What Does it Mean? (Take It to Your Seat Literacy Centers Grade 4-5)

10. Read Chapter one in The Case of the Hunchback Hairdresser (such a cute book!)

11. Before I was born book (yes we had the talk on sex! Kiersten's response besides giggling was to say a big EWW!!! when I read the part of the man's *enis going into the women's *agina!) Sorry if that's too graphic for you but that was part of our day! ;)

  1. Created for God Session 1


9 comments:

  1. Virginia said...:

    Ok, Heather, you had me all serious and excited to do this and thinking of things and then I think my brain made one of those screeching tires sounds when I got to number 11!!!!!!

    ROFLOL! Oh my. That is funny.

    I am glad the boxes are working out for you guys!

  1. Jen said...:

    Ha! As a former 5th grade teacher who went through all those years of showing THE film, 11 cracked me up! Glad you guys had a good day. : )

  1. Leslie said...:

    So glad your day went well. Number 11 certainly makes it a memorable day doesn't it?!

    ((((Heather)))) Love hearing your excitment and seeing the fun y'all are having!

  1. Elizabeth said...:

    So glad that both you and Kiersten's day went well! It sure sounds like those boxes are really going to ease up your day!! Glad that they are working out for you guys!

    We did the God's Design For Sex books with A as well, someone recommended them to me even before we had A, and as soon as it was time we started getting them! We truly love the series a lot and how it addresses everything too. We are in the teen book right now, believe that! Man time sure flies!!!!

    Hope the rest of your week is just as fun and joyful!

  1. Elinette said...:

    Heather I am so impressed! You have a gift for making everything look beautiful. Those boxes are so attractive and the little board with her name on it...what a creative mind. I'm looking forward to do a system like the workboxes...maybe next year. :)

  1. May I say that I love this system, and I love your presentation of it! I hope you don't mind - a mom sent a review of the workbox system to me for The WISDOM Family Magazine, and mentioned your blog! I'm hoping to use a photo or two from here, and I WILL source them. Bless you!

    TobyLauren Burgess
    tobylauren@wisdomhomeschooling.com

  1. I love your blog. I am looking at doing work boxes--you did a great explanation of them. Quick question: Who did your blog layout? I love it and would like to get a similar design...not the same--we all crave our individuality on our blogs! Would you mind letting me know where you got the design done. Thanks! I'll be stopping by again.

  1. Abby said...:

    Hi, can you please share where you found your green boxes and shelf? You can email me:
    somewhere in pemberley (at) yahoo (dot) com.

    Thanks,
    Abby

  1. Kelly said...:

    like abby, i'd also like to know where you purchased your lovely green boxes. would you please email me at kelly4242@gmail.com?

    thanks!

    kelly

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