I’ve been getting ready for a new year of school around here. All summer I’ve been thinking about how to get my two 4th graders a little more independent in their schooling, mainly so I can spend more time working with my youngest, a 2nd grader. I’ve come up with an idea: School Assignment Pockets.
School subjects are across the top and each child has his own row. Each week (or each day, I haven’t decided yet), I’ll fill out their little white papers and stick them in the pockets.
Then, as they get done with their assignments, they can put them in their very own “finished” pocket. I tried to make the finished pockets a bit more fun.
My hope is that this will help them see the volume of assigments that they have and give them a little motivation to get working. Of course, what I hope for and what unfolds in the reality of our homeschool is not always the same. And yet I remain hopeful. One more crazy-hot week of summer, then it’s back into school for us.
Notes on the project:
* Pockets are clear rigid vinyl, cut with a rotary cutter and stitched with a stitch length of 3mm.
* Base is fabric around stabilizer.