How To Organize Preschool Papers
|September 24, 2012||Posted by bett4293 under Back to school, home organization, Kids|
It’s hard to believe that school has been in full swing here for a month now. When my children were in preschool, I was one of those moms who loved to keep every paper my kids brought home. It’s probably because I still have my scrapbook from when I was in preschool and am a little sentimental. I had to find a balance between keeping everything and finding a way to organize and store it all.
Here’s how I managed to keep the preschool papers organized:
First, I threw away any papers that were damaged. Next, I organized them by category such as number papers, alphabet papers, art, and miscellaneous.
Then, I put them in order based on the date they were done in school or by the page number on the bottom of the paper. I wrote the date on the back of the art work as it came home for easy reference.
I used a 3 ring binder to easily organize these papers and to make it easy for the kids to look back through them. I used my label maker to easily identify my child’s binder and grade level. You could get much fancier with the labels, but I was looking for something quick and easy. I may change them at another time.
I used tabbed dividers which I labeled so that each category of paper could be easily found.
Any artwork that I did not want to hole punch or that was too small to be punched, was placed in a sheet protector that had binder holes built in. They each hold several pieces of art.
Any certificates I placed in the pockets inside the binder.
I have incorporated this same system with Kindergarten. With First Grade, I now have to be more selective and I will discuss how I am organizing those papers in another post.
If your child’s preschool papers are starting to pile up, I hope you find these tips helpful to keep it under control and organized.