Revamping Our Homeschool, Part Three – Their Portable Desks

When I was in school I had a desk, my own special place, or a cubby.  When I grew older my cubby hole became a locker.  It held my books, my notes, my writing utensils.  It was mine, all mine.

My home schooled kiddos don’t have a desk (it’s the dining room table) or even a cubby.  They have shared pencil boxes, marker boxes, scissors and glue.  It doesn’t seem to bother them much, as long as no one mixes up the notebooks, but I thought they might like a ‘space’ of their own.

After a quick trip into Michael’s on Sunday, just to see what might be on sale (ha ha), I stumbled upon the start of an idea.  I hope it works as well as it is working in my head!

 
I found these cute PINK 12×12 Scrapbooking cases for 40% off!  
I used some of my scrapbooking stickers to put their names on the front and added a few other decorations. 
On the inside:

Doodlebug has her Composition Book, a Writing Tablet, a Puzzle Book (in case she needs to wait for me, shape stencils, note card case, scissors, glue, crayons, a pen, two sharpened pencils, and an eraser.

Taderbug has her Kindergarten Mini Office from BusyTeacherCafe.com, Her composition book, a shape stencil, pen, pencils, scissors, glue, crayons and her note card holder.
Now whenever Doodlebug decides to go “be alone” in the living room to work she can take her desk with her.  No more stopping to come back to the kitchen to get crayons or glue.
Then I added these:
I know it says photo album, but they are going to be their sticker books (aka, report cards).  Here they can collect all the stickers they earn for finishing their life skills, doing great school work, or just because!  
And anyone who makes it through the day with no drama earns I trip to the treasure buckets: 
 
I LOVE discounted after-the-holiday treats!
Do your kids have cubbies? Desks? Maybe just personal pencil boxes?
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