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101stwife
Work boxes?
May 18, 2013 at 11:14 PM

My daughter will be starting kindergarten this fall. I thought that it would be fun to do work boxes so I have 5 clear containers one for M-Fr. I want to put lables on the front with differnt colored cards labled with each day of the school week, and put in her work for that day. Then I have been saving empty Country Time lemonade bulk containers to put daily art projects in. Has anyone done something like this? I thought it would be fun for her to be able to go get her daily containers off of the shelf and it would help her to recognize/spell the days of the week.

Any other fun ideas for organization or keeping it interesting for a kindergartener?

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  • KickButtMama
    May 19, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    We did work boxes, but we also had some containers that were for learning games, so there was math games (one box had a dice game, another a card game), spelling games, etc. I just printed off fun games and made a few boxes so they could gram them when they had some free time. 

  • Mommy2Phenley
    May 19, 2013 at 1:54 AM
    We do work boxes but I fill them daily and each is a different subject or activity. She has 6 drawers and 2 bins. The subjects go in the drawers and hands on activities go in the bins. She chooses the order and how much we do, since she's only 4. When we officially start her K year in a few months I will encourage more consistency but still won't require x amount to be done daily.
  • Silverkitty
    May 19, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    I don't know if what we do would be called work boxes or not.  I organize my daughters school books in a drawer system.  We don't have all the fancy things that tell the kids what to do first and what not that I've seen in most work box systems.  I use it to keep organized on what books she is working on.  Now I'm going to work on that with my son and see how it goes.

  • kmath
    by kmath
    May 19, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    That sounds like a great way to stay organized, though I think I will do mine by subject, not day. 

  • mem82
    by mem82
    May 20, 2013 at 12:52 PM
    I love the lemonade containers idea!

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