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The school year can be chaotic. There is an abundance of paper, places to be, and general life ups and downs. Frustration is a main feeling I’m sure most of us can understand.

What if this year – starting before back to school, you and the kids got organized?

What better time then right before school instead of making that New Year’s Resolution?

We created an organized system for you the parent, here on this blog post. But this post is going to be about getting your kids more organized so that you can stay more organized. No more missing that bake sale, after-school event or that field trip permission form.

The first step in creating this process is teaching your kids how to hold themselves accountable (easier said than done we know….). But by small steps, you can make huge strides with them, which will also benefit them in the long run of life.

(Read this post on creating a homework station. A central location where ALL paperwork and school materials stay.)

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What you will need:

 

One way to start doing this is by using the Samsill DUO organizer system. Many parents have expressed how this is their favorite back to school product and how this has helped them, and their kids, keep their school work organized.

The DUO combines a 1” binder with a 7-pocket accordion file (perfect for those ALL those papers that aren’t three-hole punched but need a home).

 

Main Binder Area:

A place to store their planner, class schedule, or other important papers.

Their planner will be there to manage their assignments and what they have going on that week.

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Accordion Tabs:

Each pocket in the accordion will be for each subject. This space will be used on homework assignments that need completed.

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Another tab will be used for all completed assignments. No more asking where their homework is or the teacher emailing you saying they can’t find their homework. It will all be in one general location.

To enhance the effect of organization and keeping everything school centrally located check out these fun homework station ideas.

If you’re curious how we used the DUO to organize the adult in the household – click here. Free Printables included!