I homeschool in Spanish as much as I can. So I used binder clips and tape to write the days of the week in Spanish and I placed one clip per space and one on the top ones for their names. I choose an activity that they can do on their own unless I know that that day we'll be home and we are not homeschooling.
Here is a close up of the activities we have. I print some things from Confessions of a Homeschooler and other resources that I find online. But mainly I use if for Practical Life activities, art, and math.
What's on the trays this week:
Monday: ice cube tray with cotton balls and a tweezer.
Tuesday: Number tracing printout from confession of a homeschooler (COAH)
Wednesday: Letter A dot-a-dot page (COAH)
Thursday: Pattern activity also form COAH
Friday: Math-U-See math
I am still working on setting up Little Princess workbox. I only have now paper cutting. She loves using scissors!
I use it for both of my children. Little Princes has her spot next to Umi's. You can see in the picture above . The rest if the spaces are for papers and dry erase boards.
Montessori is about letting them do things by themselves by fostering their sense of independence, and self discipline. That makes children feel empowered. I think this workbox system does just that. They have activities that they can do by themselves when they want to without anybody telling them how and when.
Do you use workbox system at home? Does it work for you?