Many of you know that creating an organized system for some area of our home makes my heart go “pitter-patter!”
When we began homeschooling, I knew I would need a way to file graded papers and other documents and records. Rather than setting up a plan immediately, I waited a month or two so that I could determine what I really needed.
Remembering how well my recipe binder worked, I decided to do something similar. I got a two-inch binder and a set of tabbed dividers for each child. (I also purchased a three-hole-punch as I didn’t have one.) I created sections in the binder for each subject that the girls cover in school.
Behind the tab, I filed each quiz, test, etc., for that particular class. When our daughters complete special projects, such as the mammal poster our fifth-grader recently made, I can take a photo of it, then print it, and add it to the binder.
My fifth-grader has one set of quizzes that are printed on smaller sheets of paper. I simply slide all of these into one page protector which is added to the correct subject area.
I also bought a package of special pockets to record our field trips. I can save pamphlets, ticket stubs, photos, and other memorabilia from each trip that we take and store each set in its own pocket.
While I’m still working on organizing other aspects of homeschooling, at least I feel in complete “teacher mode” now with my binders!
How do you organize your children’s school work or other papers that you need to manage?
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