Today is the 4th of July. The “official” middle of summer. And it has hit me over the last few days that our homeschool will be starting in about a month. Am I nervous, scared, intimidated? You bet. I’m not the most organized person in the world, although some who’ve seen my coupon system would disagree. I’m starting to feel a little overwhelmed with the prospect of getting things ready.
I made a mistake the other day. I started looking at pictures people have posted about their homeschool rooms and the organization and neatness just poured out from the monitor. Oh yeah, that is so not me. Not only do we not have a dedicated school room (which I know a lot of people don’t) but I don’t have a system in place yet for all the school supplies that invariably go along with teaching a 2nd grader.
So I went to Joann’s craft store to buy storage boxes (they were on sale) for things like crayons and paints and craft sticks and paper and glue and scissors and markers and paint brushes and yarn and index cards and…. You get the idea. But where do I put them all? I think what I’m going to have to do is sacrifice some of my scrapbooking cubbies and shelves to store all of these boxes. I’m not working on my scrapbooks at home much anyway, so if I can figure out a storage system in all my scrapbook bags and such, then I can convert the cubbies into to a school supply closet, so to speak.
I did manage to get my hands on a door hanging pocket organizer for Monkey’s room. There are big pockets to hold the workbooks we’ll be using, smaller pockets for the books she’s reading and her writing utensils and such. At least I got that taken care of. Now I just need to work on my space. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Have a great 4th of July, everyone! It’s a celebration of our Independence; our country’s birthday. Happy Birthday, United States of America!