I love All About Reading Level 1 . This will be the second year we have used it. In fact, another homeschool mom and I both love AAR. We recently got together and while our kids played we began chatting about AAR.
Organizing All About Reading
It is nice to be able to get together with other homeschool moms and discuss curriculum. It helps to be able to learn and bounce ideas off of each other. While we were talking we got into how we organized our materials.
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After our discussion I realized how these organization hacks really improved how smooth a lesson unfolded. This is how to organize All About Reading Level 1.
The letter tiles that come with All About Reading Level 1 are magnetic. I use to keep them on a magnetic white board but it wasn’t portable. My oldest wanted to be able to take them with her around the house or even while running errands. I didn’t want them to get lost so I needed a common place that could be portable if she desired.
I used an old pie tin to hold all the letter tiles in. Then I adhered it to the wall using 3 M Velcro wall adhesive. The pie tin adhered to the wall is the common place.
Which can easily be brought down for her to roam about and build words wherever she pleases.
All About Reading Level 1 has a box to keep all of your sight word cards in. To save myself a little bit of money I used this colorful box that I already had. The word card dividers came with the materials but I added index cards to divide them each by lesson.
The remainder of the materials I keep in a 3 ring binder. I took the worksheets, activities, and fluency pages for each lesson and place them into individual page protectors. If a lesson contains game pieces then they are cut out, stored in zip lock bags and placed in that lessons page protector.
This year I am grid scheduling my core subjects using my Charlotte Mason Homeschool Planner.
Grid scheduling consists of scheduling each lesson in a box with no dates or times. All About Reading Level 1 is set up so that a child can progress through a lesson at their own pace. Which makes grid scheduling a compatible way to plan our lessons with All About Reading Level 1.
Organizing all my materials and planning out my lessons really aid in smooth homeschool days.
How do you organize your All About Reading materials?