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Parent Offers Back-to-School Advice for Getting Organized

Parent Offers Back-to-School Organization Advice

A mom has shared simple solutions for back-to-school student organization, and no, there's no Trapper Keeper involved. 

"While updating my calendar today, I realized that my older son returns to school in less than a week," said Jessica Lahey in The New York Times. "The end of summer always takes me by surprise, but it has been particularly swift and stealthy in its approach this year. Just as I was wrapping my head around the hideous reality of back-to-school shopping, I spotted a sweet tweet that made me yearn for my long-lost adolescence."

The tweet, from user Crooked Ninja Turtle, read: "Trapper Keeper is back in its original note-taking form! Now, if we could only get those ridiculous designs again."

Lahey suggests that parents purchase a binder for each subject in order to help kids stay organized. With help from Ana Homayoun, founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, she came to this conclusion: Each of the binders should be divided into five sections with tabbed dividers labeled notes, homework, handouts, tests/quizzes and paper.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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