Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Getting kids organized for the new school year.

 

Remember my post from yesterday, about my card file and organization? 

 

Well I have adapted it to my older kids.  Here is a tour of Emily’s box. 

 

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She chose out a very cheap cute pink box.  Her box is a much simpler version of mine.  Instead of having months and dates and all that, she has 2 weeks worth of Monday – Friday cards and then 2 weekend cards. 

She has daily cards as well, such as silent reading.  She has 2 of these cards each for 30 minutes to equal 1 hour total.  We broke it up into two cards, so she doesn’t have to read a complete hour all at once, unless she wants to.

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Her math she does daily, but it varies from day to day what she is supposed to do.  So her math card looks like this. 

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She only does science twice a week, on Monday and Tuesday.  So here is her science card.  On Monday she files it under Tuesday and on Tuesday she files in under the next Monday. 

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I made these labels in Microsoft Publisher to replace the numbers on the workboxes.  So she knows which box has which subject. 

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At night when I go through my box I choose out some jobs that need to be done that she can do.  I add them to her card file.  Things she is always responsible for are always in her card box, such as making her bed, sorting her dirty laundry, etc. 

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The card file box works for us.  She loves hers just as much as I love mine. 

1 comment:

Berry Patch said...

I've been saving this in my Google Reader and I just wanted to pop over to thank you for sharing. I am planning to use this with all my boys this fall. I love the idea. Thanks!

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