Saturday, May 30, 2009

Have you jumped on the bandwagon?.....Sue Patrick's Workbox System

I haven't officially yet, as I decided not to start it so late in our school year.  I do however have full intentions of starting in August!

For those that have no idea what I'm talking about, Sue Patrick has a book about using a system that has built-in motivation and can help you get more done in your homeschool than you thought possible.  While I don't agree with 100% of everything Sue discusses in the book, I must say that I'm reallllly liking this idea!  I have several friends who have started it and they rave over it!

I think it will especially help motivate my younger daughter, who I suspect is ADD.  By adding in fun projects and breaking up the humdrum stuff, I think I'll she motivated to move more quickly through her work.    And for my oldest, she will no longer have to wait on me while I'm working with my younger, she can move on to the next box.   And it will hold me accountable to better planning their school day, by getting their boxes ready each night! 

I have already purchased what I will be using for the system.  I purchased two sets of Sterlite craft drawers (7 totally portable drawers in each.)   I already have my number system laminated.  And I've got lots of ideas to use!  Can't wait.

OK, on to what I'm really writing about.........

Kari (Momma Snail), a writer at The Curriculum Choice, is writing an article about Sue Patrick's Workbox System.   She's looking for input from those who have implemented (or adapted) the System.

She would like to include your blog link, links to photos of your system, a listing of what you use in your boxes, how you've adapted Sue's ideas, and links to any resources you may have created to go along with the concept.

If you don't blog, but still use the system (or an adapted version), you can still help by e-mail her and just telling her about your experiences.  You'll get credit for the info.

[url=] An initial, rough draft showing how she will link things is here[/url]. 

If you are interested, please e-mail her at   thesnailstrail at gmail dot com.

So, if you're already using the System, could you help her out?  She needs your reviews by June 1.

1 comment:

  1. homesweethomeschoolerSaturday, May 30, 2009

    If you check back on my blog, I've written a couple of posts about it and have been thrilled to get 30 to 40% more home schooling done IN LESS TIME by using this system.

    Plus we are doing more fun activities, as well.

    My 12 year old is loving it - she is motivated and can start her home school day off earlier and finish sooner.

    I'd highly recommend checking it out and thinking about whether it would work for your family or not....



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