Idea by Farrah, Kindergarten Teacher, Nanuet, NY
When helping parents help their children to become more organized, I encourage parents to start slow and use some of the same organizational strategies we have in place in the classroom.
This advice helps insure students will practice the same routines at home as well as at school. I tell parents, “At home your child should have a hook for his jacket, a specific place for her shoes and a backpack to store assignments, supplies and completed work.” I also urge parents to work with their children to create a picture checklist they can use each morning and afternoon so that folders, books, supplies, lunch bags, etc., make the trip to and from school each day.
This article was featured in the January 2013 edition of the Classroom Connections Newsletter. Read more great articles from that edition below and be sure to sign-up for emails to have the next newsletter delivered by email.
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