Store homework in a bin on top of the fridge
On Blogging Baby the other day, Jenifer Scharpen suggested (or rather, was suggested to by her daughter's kindergarten teacher) that all homework papers and supplies be kept in a lidded plastic bin on top of the refrigerator. That way, when it came homework time, everything would be in one place, ready to go.
Seems like a good approach, adaptable to any large-enough container and fixed location in the house. We're entering the homework years ourselves, with my son about to start first grade, and I like the idea of giving him a physical "inbox" so he can begin to organize himself.
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