Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Homework Centers

No no not camping.

Last Spring I had this idea (or really stole this idea from a Martha Stewart book) for Homework Centers for the boys. See they always bug each other at the table and/or mess around. My friend asked me about them and I SWORE I blogged it then but apprently I hadn't. Bad bad blogger but HEY it's back to school time. What better time to get it out there for my peeps (or others peeps...LOL).

So off I was to gather my supplies......

Duct tape (in red and blue), HUGE rubber bands (multicolors), binder clips, index card boxes, and a display board.

Then I cut the huge display board in half cause really it doesn't need to be THAT big. Look at that cute little paring knife - IN PINK - of course.

Then I took the duct tape and covered the cut edges. Looks nice huh. Randomly add the large rubber bands. They make great paper holders. I even used two to hold the index card boxes on the board. Here they can put pencials and what not handy. Throw a couple of the binder clips along the top and viola! There you have it. A wonderful homework center.

Don't they look excited to get started on thier homework? Yeah they don't fool me either.


leezee52 said...

Cute idea!

Thanks so much for visiting me on my special day…I could hardly sleep last night I was so excited!

Lee :)

Kelly said...

Oh My! That is amazing! Maybe only a teacher could get so excited about a homework center... *I really try to have a life* I love it so much I'm going to put one together to share at with my first grade parents at curriculum night next week!!!

Kara Jayne said...

I LOVE this idea. I found you from tip junkie! Just yesterday I had to banish my kids to different rooms to do their homework, but then I was going like a ping pong between rooms!! This is a GREAT solution. Thanks so much for the tip!

Jill Scott said...

I LOVE this idea. I was so excited about it that I went and bought all the supplies as soon as I saw it. I was surprised at how quickly it all went together, and my girls love them. Thank you for such a great idea. I'm going to post mine on my blog and link back to you since you were my inspiration. Thank you.