School has been in for a few weeks and if you’re like me, the papers are piling up. We have spelling lists, reading calendars, and don’t forget the math and typing homework. The trouble is, the assignments get sent home at the beginning of the week and aren’t due till Friday. Keeping track of them is a pain.
I’ve tried several different organizational techniques. I’ve done bins, folders, bags, and even cubby holes. What I’ve found, is:
1. The container has to be where kids can reach it.
2. It can’t have a lid, zipper, or clasp.
3. It has to be in the same place all the time.
All I did was take two 12×12 sheets of scrapbook paper, cut the top third off of one, and then tape them together. I used blue painter’s tape to attach them to the side of my cupboard and ta-da! A homework folder is born. Make sure you use heavy cardstock for the back of the folder but a lightweight one for the front is fine.
Here’s the group of three. All their papers fit in here and there’s no more chasing them down in the morning.
What ways do you keep your kids’ school work organized? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below and help a mom out. 🙂