Sunday, August 2, 2009

Weekly Workboxes--A New Weekly Feature

Big news here! I'm going to start a new weekly post about workboxes! The workboxes have been working wonderfully for us, and I want to take some time each week and share with my readers exactly what we are working on, and what our workboxes are filled with. In lieu of Tot School (since we have gradually moved away from self-directed learning to a more structured approach), I will be posting a weekly feature with loads of pictures and a list of exactly what was in our workboxes one day a week!

If this is something you would be interested in participating in, please leave a comment so that I know whether it is of interest to my readers. If others would like to make a similar post on their blogs, I will turn my weekly workbox post into a linky for others to share their weekly workboxes as well. If there is no interest in linking up, that's okay too! :) I've searched the web for other workbox linkies and have found a few, but I didn't find one that is just for what I am suggesting here. If you know of one and would like to suggest it please feel free to leave a comment. Oh, and if you have a cute idea for a name for the workbox posts, please suggest it! I'm terrible at thinking up cute names! :)
On to my first weekly workbox post:

Little Bean is doing K4 work:
Here are Little Bean's workboxes for today:
Box 1: Handwriting Without Tears (HWT)--Constructing Mat Man
Box 2: 100 Lessons, Lesson 4 and Bob Book, Set 1 Mac
Box 3: Rush Hour
Box 4: Right Start Math, Recognizing quantities 1-5 without counting
Box 5: Capital Letter Cards and Wood Pieces from HWT (he will do this box together with me and Miss O):
Box 6: McRuffy Science, K, Lesson 3 Arranging by Size
Box 7: Train Book and Puzzles:

Miss O is 3 and doing Preschool/Pre K work:
Here is Miss O's shelf:
Box 1: HWT Wood Pieces, Miss O and Little Bean will construct Mat Man together
Box 2: Foam number puzzles, # 7 and 10
Box 3: Get Ready for the Code, the letter B:
Box 4: Fill and spill
Box 5: HWT K, Capital letter cards, this goes along with Little Bean's Box 5
Box 6: Color sort on rods
Box 7: Letter stamps

11 comments:

Crystal said...

I am so excited about your new workboxes posts! It looks like you are doing such great things and I am eager to get started. I guess I am a little overwhelmed - how do you plan? Do you plan for each box for a whole week? Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas!:)

Jackie said...

I too am interested in seeing how you use your workboxes. If you could have links to the items in each box, or tell where you purchased something. Thanks for you effort.

Miller Moments said...

I think this is fabulous! I also have work boxes but have struggled with using them in an efficient way. I can't wait to see more!!!

We are also using some of the same curriculum as you are.

Christy said...

I am so impressed! Your workboxes look wonderful. I look forward to reading more about them.

Sheena said...

Looks great! I have seen so many things about workboxes and it is so intriguing. I want to use something like this with my Tot School because I don't plan on homeschooling my daughter, but I still have two more years with her at home with me. :)

I have a couple of awards for you on my blog.
The link is:
http://turningordinaryintoextraordinary.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-firstand-second-award.html

shang09 said...

i love this idea. i am just getting started and love to see how others do things.

DairyQueen said...

We love workboxes! changed my life (LOL, we're still just doing K, so that's a little dramatic) Seriously, we get so much more done that we were at the beginning and my daughter loves it! I try to post a few times a week about what we're doing in ours, so I'd be interested in linking up!

Amy said...

Great idea! I'm intrigued by workboxes and I would love to see more about how you implement them. Thanks!

Our Little Family said...

I know that I would absolutely LOVE to see how you're using the workboxes (just this post has me so excited; Ha!). It is just so appealing and you do such a great job of describing, and showing, what you and the kids are doing. I am really interested in it and would love to implement something like it with my Tot School set-up.

Stacy said...

Looks like a great idea!

Lea said...

This is great! I will enjoy reading about this on a regular basis:).

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