I numbered 4 sets of file folders, 1 through 12. Each set holds the work to be done for each day, and I figured I'd just organize them for four days and keep Fridays for any make-up we need to do. There are 12 folders for each day because that number gives me a lot of options.
Each folder contains a designated activity or paper to complete. Here in folder number one we have Rod and Staff First Grade Reading Workbook papers, one per day.
Here's the fun part. I photocopied the boxes of several of her favorite games and then laminated them. Instead of having to put the whole game in the file or box, I just drop the card in and she goes and gets the game.
Works for outside activities, too...
So, what goes into each folder? For our first grader:
1. Rod and Staff Worksheets 2. Rod and Staff Reading Workbook 3. game 4. penmanship 5. art or Literature Pockets 6. math 7. outside activity 8. snack 9. puzzle 10. fold laundry 11. dry erase board 12. tidy schoolroom
And for the third grader: