Organize New School Papers # 1005

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Where should you store homework that is due, homework that has been checked and returned, or classwork that you have just completed? What should you do with test papers or reports that have been finished in the past week or two?

You can use a 3-ring binder or pocket folders to store your papers and to keep them organized. It is also a good idea to use a pocket folder with 3-holes to store homework that is due and your assignment calendar. Read the suggestions below to help you set up a 3-ring binder or your pocket folders.

Using a 3-Ring Binder
• use dividers, one per subject
• use reinforcement tabs to protect the holes in the looseleaf paper
• label each divider with the name of the subject
• store current papers in the 3-ring binder and remember to remove old papers and store them also
Using Pocket Folders
• use pocket folders
• use a different color for each subject and write the name of the subject on the front of the folder
• make a separate 3-ring folder for homework
• label the inside left pocket of the homework folder "To Do" for homework papers that need to be   done
• label the right inside pocket "Assignment Calendar" and keep your assignment calendar in that
• buy a plastic sleeve with 3 holes to put into the homework folder. You can store completed homework

Adapted from Study Strategies for Early School Success by Sirotowitz, Davis & Parker. Specialty Press, Inc. All rights reserved. This form may be copied for use in your practice.