Our first post on revamping for the mid school year hump was jazzing up the kitchen table to give a bit of rejuvenation to homework time. This has been a great success thus far and I love looking at the different place mats. And of course, who doesn’t love mason jars?
Today’s photographs are of our new homework and home-study planner. It is a pretty good-sized 3 ring binder and is houses every single item my son generally needs to complete after school homework and also contains areas for sports, drawing and journaling. It has really cut down a a few homework minutes which is a plus. How? Having everything in one place enables my grade school student to do homework in any room in the house with ease.
He often studies in the studio with his dad and my home office, but more often does his homework at the kitchen as many young students. The thing is, we also need to eat at the kitchen table. With all his work in the binder, it is simple to fold up and set the table for dinner. Then take the binder it to another work station to complete while my husband or I finish up dinner or dinner clean up.
But, enough of this chatter, a picture more often tells the story better than a scatter of words.
The Organized Student Planner we use has tabs for each subject, along with sports and extra home study as well as traditional aspects of planners.
The first item is the pencil holder. It also has a secondary zipper pocket for notecards and a pencil sharpener.
I am teaching my son to check the calendar daily on our family calendar and also when he sits down to do homework. It is a habit that will save hime time and productivity upsets in the future.
This simple 3 Hole Punched holder is perfect for holding small books, note pads and other support materials for book reports and science projects. With a three-ring binder you have plenty of room for more support materials.
In Martial Arts the many names of kicks and punches can be baffling to the innocent parent just try to help their child get that next shiny belt.I popped this into the planner and when we have a spare moment we can go over a few moves.
We use a little extra Math to give more repetition to certain aspects of the subject. I just add pages as needed. It is a big fat time save and when we go back to daily Kumon in the summer I will be happy to have a slot for the regular math pads.
In addition to the pictures about we have a tab for each major subject in school for support materials, a contact page, some filler paper and a school math book.
This planner has saved our family at least 12 hours of time already in the three weeks we have been using it on a regular basis I could not be happier.
Have a super organizing day and consider creating a planner for you children as well!