Soooo, I didn’t finish yesterday, but I did make progress! I was able to finish with the invitational spaces but still have a lot of work to do on ‘em toys. I am going to work on it a bit each day and will post an update when it’s all done. Even still, I’m taking the next step to reset today which is all about organizing my teacher resources.
Though our homeschool space is small (like 2-bedroom apartment small), it’s important to me to have a space that inspires me to get myself together, plan, and show up for my kids. Unfortunately, this is also the first space to get messed up, but that’s where I hope my new system is going to help (more on that below).
So for my resources, I’m focusing on taking inventory and organizing what I have. And I’m actually REALLY excited about this because I’m trying out a new system. I just got this little instant camera, like a Polaroid, and plan to take a picture of my resources as I organize and store them. Then, I’m going to organize the photos of my resources into a binder so that when I’m like, “What do I have that can help me teach these fractions?” I can easily flip to the “math page” of my resources binder and take a look at what I have without having to pull everything out. I’m hoping that this is going to help me keep my resources organized (at least a little longer), and to help me really take advantage of all the resources I have.
Is it gonna work? We’ll have to see. Hehe. I keep reminding myself that every time I rework an idea or process, it doesn’t have to be perfect. I’m simply learning from what worked and didn’t work before and that’s worth celebrating.
Today is especially important for me to get my stuff together because next week after The State of Black Homeschool (you can register here), I’m going to be journeying with mamas to cast our vision for the semester (you’re invited- of course!). It’ll be a lot easier for me to set my own goals and vision with my space organized.
Anyway, I’d love to hear what works for you as it relates to organizing my mama teaching space, so write back with any ideas or tips that you have!