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Organization: How To Create a Portable Homework Station

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Organization—Back to school...it's that time of year. Many of you have already started, which means most likely your kids have brought home homework. Parents dread homework as much as the kids. This portable homework station will help keep peace in the family.

back to school homework station

Back to school is not my favorite time of year. I love having my son home with me. But, it's time to start getting organized so we can have a successful start. My son will be going into 7th grade. 7th! WOW! Middle school is a different ball of wax. Last year, I noticed a level of stress that my son didn't have in elementary school. He was suddenly worried about going from class to class, making it on time, and keeping track of homework. He was nervous.

Setting him up for success was the best way for him to learn to manage a new phase in his life. I set aside a designated space with all the tools needed for his homework: a homework station. This year we're trying a portable homework station that he can tote around. I noticed last year that he didn't always want to be in the office where his table was set up. Sometimes he wanted to be in the kitchen with me, or at the dining room table.

portable homework station

I had an extra scrapbooking tote and thought it would be perfect. I placed all the necessary items that a 7th grader would need. I have it ready to go! Let's cross our fingers for a smooth year!

Items for a Portable Homework Station

The following are items in my son's portable homework station:

  • pencils
  • pens (black, red and blue)
  • pencil sharpener
  • colored pencils
  • markers
  • stapler
  • protractor
  • tape
  • glue (glue stick and bottled)
  • calculator
  • eraser
  • Paper (spirals, notebook, composition books)
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • usb
  • snack

Other items may be needed for different grades.

How do you keep your kid's school supplies organized? How are you prepping your kids to be successful with homework this year?

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