When I discussed the idea with PC we thought it would be too much work setting up and monitoring. Eventually I did set up a system but only for Princess(7) who was rather uninterested in her lessons. She was very excited when we first set up her boxes, she liked the idea of ticking off boxes on each folder, but I’ll be honest and admit they only held her interest for a day.
Each drawer contains activities that ‘just fives and threes’ can do independently, mostly. Maths activities, gluing and cutting,
craft and board games,
science activities and jigsaws.
They are not used every day, some of this is due to the size limitations of our room; but nevertheless they are set up for those moments when they are needing some direction and I’m occupied with siblings.