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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Getting Ready for School: Organizing Homework Papers

When we were foster parents, we usually had at least one child who lost homework papers, assignments, etc. One of our foster daughters came up with a wonderful idea: a colorful plastic expandable file we got at Walmart. It's only about 2 inches thick and has several compartments. She labeled a section for each of her classes. 
In each class she placed homework assignments and other important papers in the appropriate file. When she did her homework or needed to turn in a field trip slip, it went back in the proper file. 

This kept all important papers and homework neatly filed and easily found, and kept her bookbag from having massive quantities of papers crunched everywhere. Plus, it reduced the number of items that got lost. She cleaned her file out every week or so to get rid of items no longer needed.

An inexpensive and simple way to organize your organizationally-challenged child!

More on homework:

Getting Organized for School 2010: Homework

Getting Organized for School 2010 - Online Homework Help

Helping Your Child Organize Large Homework Projects