First I should say that I love to organize, I like to try to make things as simple for myself as possible. I like for the kids to know where everything goes. I don’t like clutter or not knowing where something is. There are still a few areas that tend to get cluttered like my kitchen counters, because it a convenient place to put anything that I want out the way, but our school materials are well organized. So here is what is working for us right now.
These are before and after pictures. I had some more materials that I needed space for this year so I purchased a 5 drawer organizer. I had just math manipulatives and language arts in that corner last year. This corner is just right around the corner from the kitchen table where we do our school work. This makes it easy for me to grab out the materials when we are starting that lesson.
Here is what is on top of the cart. We have our alphabet stamps, markers, and our art supply organizer. Thanks to my friend Debi who blogged about this art supply organizer, it was just what we needed. We did have the markers in the organizer but we had to remove them because my toddler loves to color himself so much.
The top two drawers of our 5 drawers has coloring and activity books, one drawer for Jude and one drawer for Annika.
The next drawer hold our Noeo Science Biology curriculum, experiment kits, and books.
The last drawer has all our RightStart Math manipulatives.
Here is a picture of our “wall pouches” which is our workbox system. Here is a view of our bookshelf and other wall organizers. All I have to do is pull the books from the shelves for the lessons we are on for the day.
These are the shelves we have for our Montessori Materials in our hearth room.
Music and Art Shelf
Shelves for our morning faith and virtues time. I plan a separate post to explain a little more about this.