Updated on November 30, 2012 Jill Kostowskie moreContact Author Homework is a task that every child will have throughout their entire school career. It is important to keep homework assignments organized so that papers are not lost during the shuffle between school and home. You can help your child organize their homework assignments quickly and easily. When your child is just beginning school organizing their homework tends to be quite simple. Generally all you need is one folder that they can use to transport their assignments from school and home each day. It is important to go through their folder each day in order to remove past assignments that have been graded so that the new assignments to not get miss placed within all the unnecessary paperwork. You may want to label each side of the folder for the specific papers that should be placed in the given slot. Current assignments should be on the side label homework or return to school and past assignments should be on the side labeled keep home or completed. As your child advances through school their homework assignments begin to increase in quantity and one folder system will no longer do the trick.

You will need to expand this system to be able to handle the quantity of homework your child is being assigned to complete each week. By the time your child enters middle school you may find that they will need a folder designated to each subject’s homework assignments. You can set up a folder system that fits your child’s homework needs. Your child may choose to have individual folders for each subject or they may wish to have a binder that holds all the folders together in one designated area. I have two children in sixth grade. My daughter holds all of her folders in one binder and my stepson chooses to have a loose folder for each subject. The organization works the same for both of them even though they chose to do it in a different way, you just need to figure out what will work best for your child’s individual needs. The folders are pretty much used the same way as the original one folder system they had during their earlier school years.

The only difference is instead of having one general folder they now have a separate folder for each subject. Homework assignments are still kept on one side and the other side still holds papers that can stay home or papers that are no longer needed. You can create a homework binder for your child quickly and inexpensively. All of these items can be purchased from any local store that carries school supplies. I like to purchase ours from our local dollar store. Label each folder with the name of the subject it is for. Place the folders inside the binder in the order your child has those classes in school. Label the binder with your child’s name, grade, and teachers name. This will help if the binder becomes lost at school because if found it can easily be returned to your child. If you are using labels just follow the above steps when creating each one. Once the binder is completed explain to your child how to use it. Be patient if this is the first binder they are using because it may take a little time to getting use to the system. You can sit down with your child each night and help to remove any old assignments that are no longer needed to help reduce any paper clutter from the binder system. Finally you and your child can feel at ease knowing that all assignments are neatly organized for safe keeping! Homework HelpDo Kids Have Too Much Homework? How Can Parents Help? 0 of 8192 characters usedPost CommentNo HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Homework binders are a great idea! Staying organized always helps!

Efficient Help – should make a point of spending no more than 20 seconds helping a student so that the class as a whole stays on task. Group Focus – should call on students randomly to keep the interest of those who are participating and encourage those not participating to do more. Before any action is taken, first evaluate the situation and determine if there are obstacles preventing John from meeting his need for belonging, fun, power, and freedom. Take the time briefly between classes to talk with him about this matter. Remind him that participation is one of the class rules, and that this is a warning. Make certain that he understands that it is his choice in the matter, but help him choose some alternate behaviors and continually encourage him to participate in class. Do not allow John to make excuses for himself: accept no excuses. When he shows improvement, be certain to openly praise him. Lastly, never give up on John. Michelle M Spiers I’m a mother of two, my oldest being 14 and our newest addition is now 8 months. With this new bundle of joy, I’ve decided to focus more of my time here at home with the children. Prior to all of this I worked with a finanace company here in Louisiana, and now work out of my home. My husband is very supportive as I juggle family, career, and college. I’m currently working towards a BAOM (Bachelors in Organizational Management) taking evening classes. With all of the additional time here at home, I decided to write about my experiences, and observations in college. Feel free to respond or share your thoughts.

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