That gives you energy for the next day. Some are framed and hanging in various rooms. I guess I did get a little taste of what it would be like when he was in preschool. I kept a few scribbles. To make room for all the new clothes, start by putting some of your summer clothes away for the winter.
Feb 18, · How to Organize School Work. Many kids these days are not organized or pretend to be unorganized. Another good thing is to buy a homework folder so you won't be taking all your folders home. It saves up space in your backpack. Keep all these things in your binder so you won't lose any of them in the hallway or at home. %(31).
When you multi-task you're less focused. That means you're less likely to do well on that test. Park your devices and only check them after your work is done. Some people concentrate best when it's quiet. Others say they study best if they listen to background music. If you study with music on, make sure it isn't going to sidetrack you into singing the lyrics and dancing all over your room.
If you find yourself reading the same page over and over, it's a clue that the music is a distraction, not a help. Taking a short break between assignments can help your mind stay fresh and focused. Get up from your desk, move, stretch, or walk around to clear your head.
Allow your mind to absorb what you've just studied. Break time is when you can put on a song that makes you dance and sing! Just make sure you get back to your studies in a few minutes. If you find yourself getting distracted and thinking about other things, pull your attention back into study mode as soon as possible. Remind yourself that now it's time to stay on task. Stay focused as you do the final steps and details.
Encourage yourself — you're almost at the finish line! Check your completed work. Put your work into the right folder or binder. Pack up your backpack for tomorrow. Now you've got it DONE.
That way the artwork gets displayed a bit and we only keep a few special pieces, similar to your system. I just love the idea of printing them in a photo album though! Such a great post! I am sorely lacking in the purge area. But this totally gave me the motivation to go through it and purge!!
I have a system very similar to yours, I keep the best in a folder but the rest gets pitched. I homeschool my two youngest so I keep all of their work until the end of the year so that if I need it for a review we have it, but every summer it gets a major purge! So many great ideas! Love your command center. That may be something to add to our to do list! I did the same thing you did, when my oldest she is now in 1st grade started preschool I saved everything.
Actually if I am honest I had random piles of scribbles from my 1 year old. She made a line, I have to keep it! I got real once I had three kids and legit things coming home. Stories, poems, really good art. I realized those would be more cherished then a pile of scribbles.
I kept a few scribbles. I have moved onto large but flat storage bins. I put a large piece of construction paper in between the years with a label on the year and age of child during that year. I try and be selective. I also add any sweet notes from friends, their school pictures, class picture, or other keepsakes from the year that fit. I am sure I will have to move it to two bins per child before they graduate. Would it be weird to have my adult age, college kids art stuff stored away? It is all so special, I am sure I will feel the same way about them no matter the age.
Here is my post if you want to check it out:. I am very organized person and I hate a mess. Everything in my house is organized. From papers to clothes. I do the same with papers what you do, some I leave in the folder and other papers go to trash. Of course they kept the originals of some special pieces. Lovely post, thank you Abby. I love this post and I love the printables.
I agree, we can cut down as much as we want at home with paper but our kids go to school and all they do is bring home paper. This is a project I have been planning on since kindergarten and hes in the 3rd grade.
Thanks for Sharing this! Jen Cooper- Coming to you from https: My oldest has just started school and my second has just started kindergarten so I want to get a system going. I purchased some large portfolio files that I put the work in now but need a system for organising.
I loved your effective system of decluttering the endless stream of paper that comes from school!
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How can you keep different ages and abilities scheduled with academic work, field trips, extracurricular activities, and the usual other appointments that life requires? Find the one that makes you feel most at ease while allowing you to maintain a comfortable level of control over your home and your school. Record-Keeping & Organizing. Children inevitably come home from school with scads of artwork and assignments. What to do with it all? How to Organize Kids’ Schoolwork. Collect work in the bin When your child comes home with art or class work, simply drop it in the bin, discarding anything you don’t wish to save. It's not just for school: Mastering the skills of getting organized, staying focused, and seeing work through to the end will help in just about everything you do. Organizing Schoolwork & Assignments [Skip .