LOVE that the kids are back in school... Loathe all the paperwork!
I'm super lucky that my kidlet's elementary school has a Friday Folder system. Every Friday they send home 'the pile' of papers for that week. No getting 3 Monday, 4 Tuesday etc. They bundle and send. Come Monday they return their 'Friday Folders' to the teacher with the 'signed' documents or checks for school pictures. It's a BRILLIANT SYSTEM!
I highly reccomend you march right into the principals office and demand they hop on the same train... tell them I said so... I'm happy to be the bad good guy.
In the meantime...
Here's a simple system that may work wonders for you with or without the above mentioned 'friday folder' system~
FOR ALL THE PAPER
1. Carve Out a Small Space to House the Incoming Paperwork. [I use a corner of my kitchen island]
2. Designate Categories that work for your Student. [To Do. Doing. Done] plus [MOM] for the stuff you need to hang on to.
The [MOM] file... Is hidden behind the 'Done' file above...
you don't have to keep it there, you can keep it with your other mom stuff.
TIP- if you place the paper in the files... they make look tidy but be difficult to access... I suggest using the files as section tabs only.
FOR ALL THE ART WORK
The ARTKIVE APP is BRILLIANT! Watch their video!
Personally I toss mine in the kitchen trash can but I learned the hardway that I must place items right side down and cover tossed items with coffee grinds and other trash decoys. Now I'm just going to use the app!
I also really love the Schoolfolio... but only one per kid!
[i think the only style currently available is the flower power]
Do you have a system that works for you?
I'd love to hear them...
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