Let’s face it, most of us spend the first 30 minutes of homework time gathering supplies.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had a central place in your house to always do homework?
Well this idea is going to tick all your boxes for a homework station! This homework station will keep all your needed supplies in one central spot. No more searching for what you need at homework time. Thus, freeing up your valuable time to help with homework or just getting them a snack for homework time. I can think of many other things I would rather concentrate my time on.
By now I bet you are asking. ” What is a homework station?”
A homework station is a place to organize and store all of the tools your kids need to complete their homework. Plain and Simple.
“How do you make a homework station?”
Here are a few things to consider:
- You will need to select the space that you are going to designate your Homework Station. This could be in an office, an extra bedroom, your kitchen table, anywhere that you have the space.
- What goes in those storage containers completely depends on what age group your children are and their individual needs. I have come up with a list of general items to include:
Markers, Crayons, Map Pencils
Tape, Glue, Stapler, Eraser
Paper- Lined, Colored, Graph, Copy
Ruler, Compass, Protractor
Timer- to help keep the kiddos focused on homework during homework time…
This list may include everything you need, or you may need to add some items or some items you might not want or need.
3. You will need various storage containers. Plastic shoe boxes, plastic bins, cups, mason jars… You decide. The mason jars with cute chalkboard labels on them are perfect.
If you are short on space, I found these colorful shower caddies are perfect for storage in a cabinet, and just get them out when you need them.
Everything is stored in the caddie.