Any mom with a child/children in school, knows the overwhelming amount of paperwork that comes with it! The important thing to do with the school work is to review it each night, read the important stuff, save current homework study guides and any favorite school work pieces. All other worksheets and items should be recycled. Especially if you have multiple kids in school, that paperwork can build up FAST! Just remember to jot down any important dates/info before recycling newsletters and reminders. What you want to keep to "remember" the things they did in school, are pieces of schoolwork that show the great milestones the child is achieving, such as tests, writing projects, report cards, pictures taken in class and especially anything that makes you secretly giggle as you read it! Anything more than that, will most likely not be looked at in the future, so why keep it?
I have been building binders for each of my children's schoolwork, which houses all work K-4. This way, someday, I can pull out a "book" to look through and reminisce, vs. digging through piles and piles of paperwork.
This school binder is an easy and inexpensive way to keep any munchkin's schoolwork in one place.
* 1 Clear View Binder
* Scrapbook Paper (for decorative cover/binding)
* Letter Stickers (to label binding)
* Printer (optional)
* 3 hole punch
As for those large art projects they bring home, I will have a future post with ideas on storing and saving those, so stay tuned!
I actually still heart this idea, however, I had to update it to be both easier to maintain and to house more documents since our binders were bursting at the seams. To check out our new system, click here!
|School Paperwork Storage System|