It’s finally the end of the year!!
Now it’s time to put away and store the children’s work. The easiest way I have found to store their homeschooling materials is to purchase bankers boxes from the office supply store. I don’t save every single piece of paper but I do save a majority.
All their work books and notebooks go in the boxes. Any special projects, or lapbooks go into the boxes as well.
I jot down a list of all that went into the box for each child. Then I will put the list into my homeschool notebook. That way I have a very easy reference if I ever need to look for something in the future. I created a simple form I call an End of the Year Student Inventory. Feel free to print if it will help you to organize your end of the year materials.
The boxes are then stored in the basement along with our other years.
I often do have a few items that we did not complete and will pull out again when the new school year starts. Those items I stow in magazine holders on book shelves. For instance, toward the end of this year, my two oldest started new spelling workbooks. I want them to continue with the books when our new year resumes.
It always feels so good to have our materials sorted and packed away. We all feel a real sense of accomplishment for a job well done and another year completed!