But, I did want to share my HomeSchool Chests. We have a relatively small house and there isn't a whole room that I can dedicate to teaching. In a lot of ways, I wish there were. I'd cover the walls with maps, timelines, charts etc.
I moved this tall chest from our bedroom to the corner of our dining room, which we use for school. Luckily, the chest has three large drawers, and we have three children to teach. The oldest is in college.
Each child keeps his books and notebooks in his drawer. The middle holds staplers, flash cards, blank paper, hole punch...basically all of those things you need in a classroom.
What doesn't fit we store in this small dresser, on the other side of the room.
Seriously though, before the year starts we'll sort through this and get our "stuff" together. These two pieces of furniture and an extremely long dining room table work very well for us. One of the elements I like the best about this system is that all of our materials are out of site, when we clean up for the day. Bookcases can be very unorganized in appearance. This is made only worse when young people are pulling books on and off of them, all day. By putting the main texts that we use in these drawers I am able to keep the bookcases in the living room far more tidy.
If you are like me...completely unorganized and embarrassed at the state of your home school supplies let me hear a word from you. Don't leave me hanging! I need to hear that you appreciate that I have aired my dirty laundry here.
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