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How Homeschoolers Practice Alphabetizing

Why give your kids worksheets on alphabetizing when they can practice the "real world" way?

Remember when I showed you our new bookshelves? I had organized them with biographies all on one row in alphabetical order, fiction on another row, history on another, etc. Well, as I suspected would happen, they didn't stay looking this way for long.

It looked more like this last week. That's when I reminded everyone how I wanted the books organized and reminded them of the rules of alphabetizing.

They set right to work and got it put back in shape in no time. (Many hands make light work, after all.) I even heard them discussing with each other the proper way to alphabetize while they were completing this task.

No boring worksheets on alphabetizing for us! We'll use practical application instead.

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  1. Wow, that’s a super awesome idea! Especially considering that we own a gazillion books and I can never find the one I want :-) I’m going to have the kids do this soon. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    We don’t have quite as many books as you :) But I taught the kids about the dewey decimal system and that’s how we ordered our nonfiction.

  3. Great idea! Looks great (at least for the minute, right? 😉 )

  4. I worked in a library while in school. My least favorite part was reshelving books. However it did have some highlights, including that I was able to browse sections I normally wouldn’t have and I got to see a lot more of the books offered.

    One of the rules I learned was, “nothing comes before something”. (So, ‘Sa’ comes before ‘Sam’. Or ‘102.13’ before ‘102.1354’) When I was told this I almost laughed. See, it is just like in Creation. :)

  5. What a sweet picture. I miss working on projects with my sister.

  6. LOVE IT!