When considering implimentation of our "new" school schedule and a recent announcement of an increase of work in my normal "load", I am SERIOUSLY considering making the conversion to workboxes.
We have "played" at this with "workfolders" previously - but I'm really thinking the boxes may very well be the best way to go.
This will (please GOD) allow him to work fairly independently for tasks that don't "require" Mom and for those that do, I can mark those boxes with a special "sticker" of "with Mom".
He's already very intersted in becoming more independent and to be perfectly honest, I like the idea. It seems "useful" to me. On the other hand, if it doesn't work out, I'm going to end up with 9 boxes with no real purpose in our home.
So now I'm considering using a file box. I have one that's rather old but picking up a new one would be FAR less costly than all the boxes. Plus, I would have the advantage of it being "travelable" which is, as those of you who are here often already know, VERY important.
So I think we're going to be a WorkFiles family. Most of his "school" is worksheets anyway or would fit in there. And that gives me a little elbow room to do what needs to be done without too much difficulty. And again, PORTABLE.
Did I mention how much I LOVE "portable"?