I am so excited about this week's tackle. OK, so I'm excited about all the tackles that I do, but this one includes organization...one of my favorite things.
I don't know about you, but I'm always losing papers that come home from school (like the picture day form...ugh, I'm still upset about that) and it can be very frustrating. It's also kind of annoying when Jamison and I are in the middle of a project or homework and we have to stop because we don't have all of the supplies.
Well, problem solved. Introducing my new School Bin! Now, there's a filing system and everything (I think) is all in one place.
First, I got a this clear bin from Target. I really wanted to use a cute basket but I just couldn't find what I was looking for.
I bought some file folders at Office Max (they are so cute!) and I made some labels with my handy dandy new label maker. Now I have a file for things that need to be returned to school, like permission slips, forms, etc; a file for Jamison's writing pages; a file for the art work that Jamison is working on (she's always creating something); and a file of papers that I get from her school that have tips about encouraging your child to read, do math, etc., so that I can refer to them as she's working.
I gathered some workbooks that Jamison has been working on.
Then I got these cup holders from Office Max. In one of them I put crayons, pencils and a pen for all things writing (or coloring). In the other cup I put her scissors, glue sticks, stickers and erasers for all thing creating.
Here's the finished bin. I put a notepad that I use to write notes in there as well. I'll keep you posted on whether or not this system works, but from what I can tell so far it is going to be great!
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