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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Going through school papers

If you have school-aged children or teens, the end of school brings backpacks full of paper.  Instead of letting them sit all summer, take some time to go through them.  Here's a step-by-step plan:

  • Empty everything out of the backpack.
  • Wash backpack and hang outside to dry.
  • Test all markers. Dispose of dry ones.
  • Throw away broken pencils, pens, and crayons.
  • Sort through what's left, deciding whether to add them to art supplies at home or assemble packs for the next school year.
  • Sort through papers and select an assortment of work that shows where your child has been academecally or creatively this year.  Store in plastic envelopes.
  • Recycle the rest of the papers.
  • If your child used spiral notebooks, pull out all used pages, and save the blank pages for shopping lists, etc.
  • Wash and sanitize any sissors, rulers, binders, pencil holders or small containers that can be reused.
  • Once clean backpack is dry, repack with reusable items.
This is a nice summer project when the "I'm bored" comments start to happen.

After a long break, I'm hoping to get back to blogging on organization.  I'm working on a big project for Proverbs 31 Ministires, and it has been all-consuming.  Thanks for hanging in there while I've been MIA.

Grace and Peace,

1 comment:

  1. For some reason I can't log into blogger, but wanted to say these are some great ideas, and I plan on using them this week!

    Kelly Combs