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Friday, March 21, 2014
Keeping School supplies Organized Throughout the Year
Have your homework supplies been depleted through the school year?
Read on to learn some tips from Stowell Learning Center. Sign-up to receive homework tips through email on their website.
Does every afternoon seem like a treasure hunt?
Are you forever looking for sharpened pencils, lined paper, rulers, calculators, dictionaries, colored pencils, etc.?
We know that homework can be a stressful time without having to play "Hide & Seek" every day!
This is the time of year to replenish all your school / homework supplies so that homework time will be less stressful.
So below is a way to make sure these daily last-minute searches are over.
To better homework experiences at your house,
Missing Homework Supplies
It's hard enough for struggling students to start their daily homework.
But when you finally get them seated, get them focused, and get their assignments out of the backpack and ready to begin,
You discover that you're missing some vital supply item needed to complete that day's assignment.
It's like starting all over again. Go get the item, get the kid seated again, get the attention focused.
How many times has this happened?
Not having ALL the proper supplies is just another frustrating delay in
getting homework started. DON'T let this contribute to the struggles.
Here is a 3-step process to fix this problem forever.
Step 1 - Make a chart of all supply items you might ever need for assignments
Below you'll find a list of items. Copy and paste it into a new
document. Add any additional items you can think of. Once you've got the
list, space out the items onto one sheet, print it and then take it to
Step 2 - Buy a bin, case, or other container to keep all the items in.
quick visit to your local craft or office supply store will provide you
with a container that will easily hold all of the supplies your learner
needs to more easily do their homework. Easy places to load up on
supplies are Staples, Office Depot, Office Max, Target, Kmart or
go buy all of these items and put them into your container. Oh, make
SURE you buy a dry erase marker. We'll use it in step 3.
Because students learn in different environments, this supply box can be
transported from site to site as the students' needs dictate.
Step 3 - Each week, grab your laminated list and take inventory.
the dry erase marker to circle or check any item that you need to
replenish. Then pick up the items before you completely run out.
There is nothing as frustrating as just wanting to get the homework
done, but a simple supply item isn't available. Save yourself the grief
and take care of this "pest" once and for all!
Here is a list of supplies to get you started.
Add any others you can think of and then put your laminated list with
your supplies. You'll be REALLY glad you took the time to do this!
___ 8.5 x 11" lined paper ___ markers ___ crayons ___ highlighters ___ colored pencils ___ sharpened pencils ___ pencil sharpener ___ dry erase marker ___ dictionary ___ thesaurus ___ atlas ___ construction paper ___ index cards ___ blank paper ___ self-stick notes ___ hole punch ___ scissors ___ stapler/staples ___ a calculator ___ ruler ___ tape ___ an eraser ___ white out