Friday, February 22, 2008

Favorite Homeschool Product

Today's Heart of the Matter Meme is to tell about our favorite homeschool product. I've been thinking and thinking; it's a hard question for this eclectic homeschool mom because we use a little bit of everything and nothing really stands out. Assuming by "product" we mean something tangible, I'd have to pick three-ring binders.

At the beginning of the year, I pull all my kids' workbooks apart, hole-punch them, and place them into binders. There's a few reasons I do this:

  1. We can put multiple workbooks into one large binder.
  2. With them consolidated, we don't lose workbooks.
  3. We can take all of our work to our chosen spot of the day easily.
  4. We can remove pages easily to take with us on appointments.
  5. We can remove pages easily to make writing easier; there's no spines bending the pages making it hard to write near the center of the book.

Here's my son working in his language arts binder . This binder holds his spelling, phonics, language arts/grammar, and reading comprehension work for the entire school year.

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Anonymous said...

We love our binders too! But I have never thought about separating subjects as you have. That is a neat idea! I am really enjoying this meme. I am getting so many tips and ideas.

Anonymous said...

That is a GREAT idea. I have TONS of 3-Ring Binders (used them a LOT for college!!).

Thanks for sharing!

Rachel Harris said...

Great idea! Love the look of your blog!!

Thanks for sharing

Daisy said...

OOoh, I love 3-ring binders also!! They each of 3. Language Arts/Bible, Math, History/Science. Very cool post.

Tracy said...

I love binders too! Like your idea of the workbooks! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa~ said...

Love the binders... I buy the 36 week classic tabs from Tapestry of grace and re-use them each year. My kid’s notebooks hold History, literature, geography, grammar, writing and anything else we can think of. It keeps it all nice and neat and in correct weeks.

A woman from the WTM forum makes workbooks instead of 3 ring... but I thought it would be cool to turn the notebooks in at the end of the year and have them comb bound at Kinko’s... making it a book after...

I love this meme!

Anonymous said...

Binders are great. I don't know what I'd do without them! Great post. Thanks for sharing.

Tina in WA said...

I love binders too!

And your son looks adorable in that pictures. What a cutie. :o)


Judy said...

What a great idea with the binders!! I never thought of using them in that way...but I will now!

Jessie said...

What a great idea!!! I have 3 boys in school and next year I school my daughter and my niece who are the same age and are practically twins! I am going to do this for all of them ! Love it!!

Thanks for sharing!