Then you've probably heard the excuse, "I can't do my homework. I left my books at school."
Lottie Sims, a teacher at Miami Lakes Middle School, has developed this tip to make sure the right books get home every night. If it works for her students, it can work for your child, too!
The first step is to make sure your child's locker is organized. "Teach your child to stack the books in the locker so the spine of the book is visible."
Next, purchase a supply of 1" x 1" self-stick notes that your child can carry to class. At the end of the class period, if the teacher has assigned homework, have your child write the assignment on the self-stick note. Then make sure he sticks the note to the spine of the book.
At the end of the day, when everyone is in a rush to catch the bus, your child can relax. All he has to do is take out the books with notes stuck to the spine. He'll have the books . . . and the assignments . . . right at hand.
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