So, have you noticed I’ve been writing about homeschool A LOT lately?
I’m all in, shu-gah! 🙂
I feel like I live and breathe homeschool.
I feel like I’ve got menu planning and cooking under control. Cleaning, too.
Homeschool is our newest adventure and I’m always searching for the best I can buy/give to my daughter.
This is my latest homeschool creation.
I have lots (aka too many) decorative paper pads from Michael’s stores. And I have a laminator and lots of Post-it notes.
Last Friday, I decided to put up 1 Post-it note per subject with a specific activity written on it. I grouped them all together on a wall. SG was in charge of choosing which subject we did until she pulled all of the Post-it’s off of the wall.
It was a hit!
SG loved it because she was “in charge.” I want her to feel some control over her schooling.
It also gives me a glimpse into which subjects she likes best because she chooses those first.
DEAR time and writing are always chosen last because they are her “least favorite.”
DEAR is Drop Everything And Read. She chooses her books, her location, her stuffed animals and I set the timer for 15 minutes. Sometimes 20. She never wants to do it, but here’s the kicker- once she’s set up she loves it! She reads happily in a cozy little spot of her choosing.
This board was so easy to make. I cut down a 12×12 sturdy decorative piece of paper from one of my paper pads. I used my Scotch laminator to laminate it. I use a magnet to hold it on the fridge. I put my Post-it notes on the board. As we do each Post-it note lesson, I put the note on my lesson planner.
At the end of each lesson, every few lessons and sometimes at the end of the school day, I stop and review the Post-it notes and write in my lesson planner what SG learned that day. (another state requirement)
So there ya have it. My Post-it Notes Homeschool Board. Made from materials on hand. Yay!
Random thought: This could easily be made into a menu planning board. Write out meal ideas for the week and pull them off as you make them. Or a goals and inspiration board. Or… a honey do list! I may have to find some manly decorative paper and make the Huzz one!!! Wouldn’t he just LOVE that… haha! If I used my smaller Post-it Notes, I could squeeze in more notes for that honey do list. 🙂
Can you think of any other uses for a board like this? I feel like the possibilities are endless.