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The Secret to Homework Time

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School is starting and that means homework time is starting too. Finding the right time to do homework is important.  Some kids do best at night and others right when they get home from school.  We do our homework as soon as they get home from school because we have practices at night.  I don’t know about you, but when my kids sit down to homework we are always looking for a sharp pencil. When we finally find one, the eraser is all the way flat. Then they might need a pair of scissors and, of course, they are no where to be found. This made homework time last twice as long because we were always looking for supplies.

The Secret to Homework Time

I found a way to stop the madness! This is great thing to do while all the back to school supplies are in ample supply and on sale!

1.  First you buy a tool box for each of your child.  They are around $.50 in the back to school supplies.  I label it with their names and each child has their own.

2.  I go through the school supplies we have at home and make a list of things we need.   This time of year things are at such a good price it doesn’t cost much to do each box.  I like to get new crayons, glue and pencils because they are excited to use them.  Here’s what I like to keep in each box.

  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpner
  • Scissors
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Post-It® Notes
  • Scotch® Magic™ Tape
The Secret to Homework Time

3.  Load those boxes up.   Lay out all the supplies you have and divide them up in each box (I have 3).  Sometimes the kids get things at school like little rulers and bookmarks.  I keep those items in their boxes also.  

The Secret to Homework Time
The Secret to Homework Time

By the way- My daughter is addicted to Scotch® Magic ™ Tape right now.  She is obsesed with broken bones and casts and she makes herself one at least once a week.   She also likes to make books.  Of course, it takes about an entire roll to make it! 🙂

The Secret to Homework Time

I like putting these Post-It® Super Sticky Notes and Post-It® Page Markers in my older son’s box.  He uses them on his computer screen when he’s doing his homework and to write notes on his homework packets.

The Secret to Homework Time

We get most of our school supplies and Scotch® Magic™ Tape at Walmart.  That’s where I do most of my back to school shopping.  You can find the Post-Its® and Scotch® Magic Tap in the school supplies section, mine is at the from of the store or the office supply area.

The Secret to Homework Time

This is not just great for back to school, but to have around for when they are ready to arts and crafts.  Before my daughter started school, I had this for her and she loved it.  She could find everything on her own.  What are you doing to get your kids ready for school?  Here are some great back to school projects that will get your kids excited about the new year.

Nicole Elliott

Wednesday 12th of August 2015

We love those little boxes at our house and make sure they have plenty of school supplies in them, too! So handy year round but especially during back to school! ~ Client