The “Workbox System” works for us!!
The Lord has really been speaking to me about my Habits and I am so thankful He is because I want to be the best I can be for the Lord, my husband and my boys. The workbox system is a tool that God has put in my path and it truly is a very much appreciated gift. This is helping (pushing) me to be more focused, accountable, organized and more. This system is helping to take away the questions from my boys “How much more of school do we have?”, “What are we doing today?”. It has taken away the normal opportunities for distractions and it keeps us moving at a better pace. I’m very happy with what this system is doing for my boys and myself so I just had to share how the workbox system looks in our home. This is a follow-up on two other post of mine on the subject of Habit Formation. One is Habit of Crying out to God and the other is What about our own Habits.
We school mostly in the dining room and the living room. The above picture is of our dining room. My husband was very supportive of using the workbox system in our home school. When I explained that I could really use some type of shelf dedicated to the boxes he actually pointed these shelves out from Walmart.com (only $25), They match our hutch that I was already using for school books, supplies, storage, etc plus I just love the fact that after I put their workboxes and everything related to the workbox system I still had room to spare for other school resources. My oldest sons workboxes are on the bottom of the shelf to the left and my youngest boxes are on the right .
Here is what I call Schedule Strips where I put their box numbers and the Family activity, Breaks, Questions of the day, Center, Projects, etc cards. When they complete an activity/subject/box they remove the card from the strip and put it on their “Completed Work” Frame (See below).
1. My oldest boxes 2. “Completed Work” frame, schedule strips, Check In and Out Envelopes and Bonus Box (that is full of activity cards) 3. Completed Work frame at the end of a school
1. My youngest boxes 2. “Completed Work” frame, schedule strips, Check In and Out Envelopes and Bonus Box (that is full of activity cards) 3. The Completed Work frame at the end of a school day.
Here is a close up picture of my oldest eight workboxes. I have the numbers on the box with velcro. Instead of taking the boxes off the shelves, they just leave them on the shelf, take their work out, complete it, out stuff back in and take number off and place it inside their box. I hope I explained it all well enough =)
We are now a very happy Charlotte Mason WorkBox System Home Schooling family!!