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You might not be thinking about school if your child just finished for the summer but back to school season will be here before you know it! Now is the time to start thinking about how you’ll get organized for next year. A DIY homework center can be used all year round and doesn’t have to be complicated!
DIY Homework Center
My little guy just finished his first year of kindergarten and is getting ready to enter first grade. I am not sure how this all happened. This year was a lot of fun as he learned to read and do his math facts he has really grown as a student over the past 10 months. He came home from kindergarten with a summer learning folder containing learning activities and worksheets for him to complete during the summer. I quickly realized that we needed a place for him to store his homework folder and all the supplies he will need to do his school work throughout the year.
This is the space we did have for him (please don’t judge)…
Obviously a makeover was in store. This area wasn’t being utilized and it was upstairs where I wasn’t able to work with him while he was doing his activities. After a recent trip to Dollar General we created an early learning homework space that he is going to enjoy all year long. Creating the space was pretty easy and I found everything I needed at Dollar General.
The storage unit is the key piece to this project. My son is still young and doesn’t need to have a desk space of his own. What he needs is a space where he can keep all his activities and supplies in one spot and utilize them without mommy’s help. The storage bins were a perfect solution for this. I also love it because once he “graduates” to a more formal desk we can reuse this storage cube in our playroom.
My son has a summer learning folder (yellow) and a writing folder (green) that he will be using over summer break to keep his mind fresh and to practice first grade standards so he is ready for the start of school. The bins also house crayons, pencils, glue and anything he may need for his activities. It really turned out to be a great little project to get him ready for learning!
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