Bay Village Early Childhood PTA
What we will discuss:
4) Designate a place for everything
5) Have a plan/system in place for all of the papers
THE FILE BOX
Here is a close-up of our file box. The main files include school directories, general school information, as well as one file for each child. In each child's file there are folders sections have a file which includes their class/teacher notes, computer logins, the Completed Work file and any other important info. We also have a file for Medical Receipts and one for the Pup.
If you don't have space for a file box on your counter the Accordian file is another great option. You can stash it in a cabinet or drawer. Its also great for people that have kids with any special needs that require meetings/extra doctor appointments. If all of your important info for that child's specific needs are included in the accordion file, it's portable so you can take it to doctor appointments, or to parent/teachers meetings.
THE POCKET FOLDER
We use these pocket folders for homework. Each child's their own folder. These are great for kids who have a teacher who sends home packet on a Monday that needs to be completed throughout the week. Also works well for any information that needs to go back to school at some point but not right away.
Keep schedules nearby. Especially helpful when kids are at different schools. It's also smart to have bus information posted as well.
What to do with all of the Artwork
My meal plan for the week. I have tried just about every system out there but I always go back to this.
These are images from the website 100 Days of Real Food. Sometimes it is helpful to just see photos of lunches to help give you new ideas for your kids lunches.