A mini-office used to be enough. But now that Sprite is in middle school, our reference needs are growing. That’s really an exciting thing because it means that she’s doing more independent learning and that her base of knowledge is growing.
We’ve graduated up to this on the homeschool table.
Of course, the pens, colored pencils, scissors, and highlighters are nothing unusual. But the center section is the meat of the reference material:
What’s in there?
- the mini-office
- reading response prompts
- sentence writing helps –sentence patterns poster, fanboys poster, and subordinating conjunctions chart
- parts of speech layered book
- narration jumping jacks
- poetic devices minibook
Since I took the photo, I’ve added a math glossary too. Of course, that doesn’t include the atlas and dictionary that we frequently reference. This reminds me why I don’t do too well with homeschooling on the road. We just need too many materials to travel light.
Do you have a reference bin? What resources are in there?