This post is sponsored by School Specialty. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Create Your Own Homeschool Command Center
Even though most children in Georgia have already returned to the classroom, our homeschool officially begins after Labor Day. Growing up in Chicago, school ended in June and started back in September, and my family enjoys it that way. So in the meantime, for the month of August I have been deep into planning. Lesson planning, scheduling field trips, clearing out the clutter, and setting up our “Homeschool Command Center.” I’ve seen command centers that store mail, keep sticky notes, and important phone numbers, but I wanted our command center to be a place to store our homeschool supplies. Our home doesn’t have an extra room for a fancy homeschool room, so this command center in the corner of my living room works perfectly.
Steps to Create Your Homeschool Command Center
- Select the perfect spot – Select a space in your living room, dining room or kitchen for your homeschool command center. You want this space to be a location easily accessible to everyone. You also need an empty wall to put all of your command center items.
- Choose your hardware – Do you need a chalkboard or dry erase board? Place to put paper or pens? A board to tack school work to display? Pick out what you are putting on your command center wall!
- Strategically plan placement of the hardware – Remember that this command center is going on a wall in your home that will be seen. You want it to look great!
- Choose your supplies – Setting up the command center requires I update our school supplies that we’ll use throughout the school year. School Specialty sent me these cool boxes of supplies, perfect for parents, teachers, and students.
Because I’m a parent and a teacher, so many of these items come in handy. I’m currently lesson planning for each of my three children, so I have a place where I can see everything in my lesson plan notebook. I also keep a separate calendar for everything that keeps us busy during the school year. Plus I have a thing for collecting cute and colorful pens.
School Specialty also has unique items for students that will help my children be more creative this school year like the Buddha board. It’s a unique board for creating art that only uses a paint brush and water. I even love it because there are no messes to clean up afterwards. You can take a picture of your child’s artistic masterpiece and then they can create something new once it’s dried.
Thanks to School Specialty our “Homeschool Command Center” is all set for the new school year!
For more ideas on creating a command center in your home for back to school, check out this link. For all of your school supply needs, including everything for parents, teachers, and students, plus unique educational tools visit SchoolSpecialty.com!
Does your home have a command center?