Can I totally geek out with you for a minute? I mean, I might totally go full on office supply nerd up in here. You ok with that? Good. Sooo....I've always talked about how much we love clipboards for our little school. They are portable writing surfaces that can be taken just about anywhere. We use them for history, art, math, science, and pretty much everything you can print or rip out of a book. But, did you know there was such a thing as a storage clipboard? Apparently nurses and coaches have been clued in on this genius little invention a long time ago, but failed to share the wealth with teachers. Well, suffer no more my homeschool friends.
A friend of mine told me about these last year (Hi Micah!), but I was satisfied with our dollar store cheapies. The boys love to draw, so our school clipboards were always strewn around the house. We had plenty, so I didn't think this would be much of an improvement. However, these babies are amazing (that is if you get as excited about office supplies as I do.)
Why are these a big deal you ask? Well, since much of our school is notebook based, we have a lot of loose papers. We store all of our year's work in binders. Each week I take out all of the sheets for the week and clip them to clipboards essentially using them like work-boxes without taking up as much space. People, are you getting your nerd glasses on yet? I mean...all of our papers for the whole week fit inside of this one clipboard. Raise the roof!
Oh, and another thing. Seriously, this is a no-brainer, but I never did before I got these clipboards. Paper clips. Seriously. Simple, cheap and effective. Why-oh-why wasn't I paper clipping all our subjects before? Also, one little staple goes a long way on MUS (Math U See) worksheets as well. I staple one whole lesson of worksheets that way he can reference what he has done before, so that he can refresh his memory of how that lesson works. Holla!
I also got one in blue for Silas.
And here she is in action. I'm calling this a win for all homeschool moms everywhere. Amen.