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Let’s Get Organized!

There are so many products and services out there there that help adults stay organized. To list just a few:

  • FiloFax
  • The Container Store
  • Google Calendar
  • Apps for checklists and notes
  • Post-its
  • Not to mention…have you heard of NAPO? If you were thinking that it is the National Association of Personal Organizers, then you are correct. These people help you organize your life to be more efficient, more productive and less stressed out!
So let me get this straight…we pay for products, services and sometimes even personal assistants to get our lives in order? Then why do we expect our kids to just know how to be organized? A child’s day is long and the work demands in a solidly-run learning environment are taxing. There are classroom activities, long-term projects, tests, quizzes, and of course homework! It is a challenge for even the most organized students to keep track of all of these things.

Just like there are tools out there to support adults who just “can’t get it together,” there are tools for children as well. Today I want to put forth some ideas that might help your little one, medium-sized one, or big one to get organized.

Little Ones Medium Ones Big Ones
The Good Ol’ Paper Planners [amazon-product image=”http://ws.assoc-amazon.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&Format=_SL110_&ASIN=B002KXJB6Y&MarketPlace=US&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&tag=edg0b-20&ServiceVersion=20070822″ type=”image”]B002KXJB6Y[/amazon-product] [amazon-product image=”http://ws.assoc-amazon.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&Format=_SL110_&ASIN=B004UR64J0&MarketPlace=US&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&tag=edg0b-20&ServiceVersion=20070822″ type=”image”]B004UR64J0[/amazon-product] [amazon-product image=”http://ws.assoc-amazon.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&Format=_SL110_&ASIN=B002SCD8BG&MarketPlace=US&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&tag=edg0b-20&ServiceVersion=20070822″ type=”image”]B002SCD8BG[/amazon-product]
Gadgets [amazon-product image=”http://ws.assoc-amazon.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&Format=_SL110_&ASIN=B004C0839Y&MarketPlace=US&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&tag=edg0b-20&ServiceVersion=20070822″ type=”image”]B004C0839Y[/amazon-product] [amazon-product image=”http://ws.assoc-amazon.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&Format=_SL110_&ASIN=B000VZEMWG&MarketPlace=US&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&tag=edg0b-20&ServiceVersion=20070822″ type=”image”]B000VZEMWG[/amazon-product]  [amazon-product image=”http://ws.assoc-amazon.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&Format=_SL110_&ASIN=B0049196DS&MarketPlace=US&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&tag=edg0b-20&ServiceVersion=20070822″ type=”image”]B0049196DS[/amazon-product]
Apps IDiary for Kids My Homework App IHW

And if you are old-fashioned and crafty like me…and you just want to create a folder or binder to help your little one, here are some options of layouts that might work!

Download Template as Microsoft Word Document
Download Template as PDF File

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  • The Lowdown #1 | EdGeeks November 4, 2011 - 9:31am

    […] 10-17-11 Home-School Connection/Gadgets for EdGeeks: Let’s Get Organized! […]

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