This year I’ve had a hard time keeping up with school curriculum, lesson plans, and materials for my 6 children. I love organizing things, but for some reason I could not get certain subjects and their materials under control. Then my mom got an organizing tote from Thirty-One Gifts and my organizational wheels started turning. I wanted to take it from her, but she likes to carry her water kefir back and forth to work in her tote, so I had to get my own.
Yes, I did get this bag to match my All About Reading Curriculum! 😉 I decided to use my organizing tote for my 5yr.old’s language arts curriculum. Everything I need to teach her is in this tote. She even knows its her tote, so when it is her turn, she’ll bring it with her. Sometimes we have our lessons on the kitchen table, other times in the homeschool room and occasionally– in the living room on the floor.
The file box fit my curriculum perfectly. The problem was that it wasn’t very easy to carry around and there was no room left for any pencils, pens, markers, etc.
But the file box paired with the 31 tote was a perfect match! Kind of like Oreos and milk– a perfect combination 🙂
We’ve have everything we need for the lesson right at our fingertips.
My daughter’s tote contains her All About Reading teacher’s manual, student book, word cards, and 3 books. I also have her handwriting and another workbook she likes to use. In addition, I have file folders set up for sight-word practice. In these files are sight-word printables (a combination of You Can Read and Ready to Read) and sight-word cards. No longer do I start a lesson and have to get up and go find the other part! I love that both my boxed curriculum and my pieced-together curriculum can exist peacefully in the same tote.
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