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.



4 comments:

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.