Wednesday, May 12, 2010
End of the Workboxes
Just like alot of homeschoolers I was swept up in the workbox revolution. We did workboxes for almost a year. But, alas, all things must come to an end. Grace will be starting 6th grade in the fall and it just seems a little young for her. As well as the fact that there aren't many hands on things that we put in the workboxes anymore. The workboxes never really accomplished what I wanted them too, which was, help her work more independently. She still had me go over to each box and get out the next assignment. So about two weeks ago the workboxes went away. Of course I still had 12 shoe boxes that needed a home, so we decided to use them for art supplies. Has worked out wonderfully. Now I write out everything she needs to do on a piece of paper for that day. Starting in the late summer Grace will be doing her science completely on her own and if I can get the money together to purchase Teaching Textbooks that will be added to the independent list. In History I have started assigning one book of her own to read and I will still read a different book about the same time period aloud. Spelling, cursive and dictation will be independent also. Composer study, artist study, literature, poetry, and art lessons will be done together.