Writing Station

For those who are just joining us, today is the 3rd and final day in a mini series of posts about our new permanent homeschool stations. For the first few weeks of the school year I was changing out the available tools on LittleMan’s shelves every week, leaving them bare on the weekends. This was a source of stress for me to come up with new activities for his shelves on top of changing out his box lessons every day, SunnyGirl’s tot trays every week, and their sensory bin(s) every week. To make it worse, LittleMan didn’t really seem to interested in some of the options that were put out for him! After some thinking and some talking with LittleMan I decided to continue with our box system as that is working well for us, but to remove the additional activities for awhile, and instead offer permanent stations for basic skills which we are constantly working on: cutting, reading, and writing.
Cutting, Reading, and Writing Sations from Suzy Homeschooler

Today’s station, writing.

Unlike the other two stations which utilize handled organizers, this station is kept in an old trapper keeper binder.
Writing Station from Suzy Homeschooler (1)
In the front pocket we store various notebooks and sketch pads.
Writing Station from Suzy Homeschooler (2)
If you it up, you’ll find blank greeting cards, a comic book lapbook with blank comic book page templates, a pencil case with both standard pencils and colored pencils, some lined paper, and a folder of various writing prompts.

This is simple, it is portable, and it seems to be working. The day after we put this together LittleMan wrote his first letter, starting with “Dear,” and signing it “love, [name].”

If you haven’t already, read yesterday’s post to see how we put together our reading station, and Saturday’s post to see how we put together our cutting station.
 

 

 

For more literacy activities and lessons, check out our Literacy Pinterest board!
Follow Caitlyn Stock (Suzy Homeschooler)’s board Literacy and Writing on Pinterest.

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