Organisation when you homeschool is key. I’ve gone through numerous organisation solutions over the last 12 years to find what works for us. With the children now doing online schooling, our need for elaborate organisation systems is no longer necessary.
I have sorted the kidlets’ books into Tidy Files Plastic Containers. The graded workbooks each have their own box and then each subject, for example History, has its own storage container. This makes it so much easier to find things to pull it out for our offline lessons.
I now have 1 long shelf that is out of the way where I store all my school books. We have 1 additional bookshelf that holds the kidlets’ files, our version of workboxes that work exceptionally well for us, as well as some hands on activities and manipulatives.
I’m a firm believer that you don’t need to spends a lot of money on items to get you started. Start off simple. Your storage solutions and requirements will evolve as your homeschooling journey evolves.
I’d love to hear how you organised your homeschool area and what tips you have for others who are starting out.
Below you will find some great online homeschool room inspirations.
Classroom Reveal 2015-2016 from Core Inspiration
Each drawer on the upper shelf contains items I want to keep handy for current units of study or lessons for next week. This eliminates piles and clutter around the room. When I am lesson planning each week, quickly check my drawers and am reminded of the resources I wanted to use for the coming week.
5 Ways to Redesign Your Classroom from Learning Liftoff
It’s a new year, and it’s a great time to redesign your learning space along with all of the resolutions you have for yourself. It may even be one of your resolutions! Here are Learning Liftoff’s editors’ picks for the top five ways to redesign your learning space this weekend.
New Scraproom! from Scrapbook.com
This particular post isn’t a school room. Its a craft room. I love the storage solutions she uses here.
8 Affordable Homeschool Storage Solutions from Sonlight
Before getting into all the homeschool storage solutions I have for you, let me first say this: Homeschool organization is about practicality and not merely about good looks. A Pinterest perfect homeschool room will do you no good unless it’s functional for your family and your children love learning within those walls.
11 Ways to get your crafts organized from Organizing Made fun
Again, not a school room. These storage solutions are great for stationery and art supplies.
Back to School Classroom Tour from Simply Sweet Teaching
This is almost identical to my book storage organisation. I use narrower file boxes, but they work just as well. I find these wide boxes a little too heavy when full and cumbersome for the children to carry.
22 classroom systems that make my teaching easier from Angela Watson
Organization Tips You Can Use In Your Classroom from Top Notch Teaching
When looking for spaces for homes for all of your bits and bobs, whether it’s the stationery in your class, or reading books or student work books; keep like items together as much as possible.