Make a File Caddy
You know the legends of middle school paper, like the Math Test that Molded, the Vocabulary List that Finally Turned up in the Catbox, or the Permission Slip that Accidentally Ran Through the Washer-Dryer. Witness a middle schooler’s room in the throes of these disasters, and you'll want to duck and cover!
Want to bring some much needed organization into your middle schooler’s life this year—and into your family relationships while you're at it? Start off right by establishing systems of organization that will help your kid get on top of that homework schedule and all those important papers. Here is a filing project to get your kid started.
What You Need:
- Sturdy plastic filing crate with ridges for hanging files—we recommend at least 12” wide—big enough to contain all extra papers from your child’s schoolwork, plus extra forms for summer, extracurricular, and religious activities and school work if need be
- 7-10 hanging file pockets, multicolored (ideally up to 10 different shades, but if this is hard to find, try buying two 5-color packs)
- Matching multicolored manila folders
- File labels
- 5x8” index card, colored pens or pencils