We decided to name them "Learning Corners". They are my version of mini-offices and study carousels combined. I wanted ours to be similar in size to the carousels we used to have in elementary school. But I liked the way mini-offices had eye-catching reference helps for the kids. Being that I like options I wanted something I could change around when needed or desired. Then this idea came to mind.
I was going to make my own out of cardboard boxes but then found these colorful, display boards on sale at Hobby Lobby. They came to only $2.50 each! I then ordered some fun, laminated and non-laminated study helps and bookmarks from rainbowresourcecenter and found the rest online. I laminated 99% of them running them through the machine twice so they would be more secure and last longer. I put Velcro tabs on the back too so that they can be interchanged as needed. I added pockets for paper and other references. In addition to all this I plan to keep a main reference pocket that I will be in charge. I also like the size of these b/c they can use them on the floor, at the table at their desk.....pretty much anywhere in the house. They block the t.v., siblings and any distractions from sight. Definitely needed in our small living/study area! I finished the boy's and couldn't wait to give them to the boys. Come see!
A great way to keep it a surprise too! =)
Checking out all the goodies.
I plan to add a 'Days of the Week' to the top of his and his name. Everyone will have their names on them but I left them off to take pics for this blog. I found a really cool website with fantastic U.S. currency facts. They have it set up so I can print it pretty easily. I'll be adding that soon as well. Elivs saw it and is excited as he LOVES currency.
A Work in Progress
I worked on Boo's last night too but finally had to call it a night. I hope to finish it this weekend. After that....... one for Sweet Pea!