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I think there is irony in this post’s title. I am not sure organization and middle schooler ever go together. This year I will have two middle schoolers. My daughter is in 8th grade this year and you would think that her desk would be more organized as she already had 3 years in her middle school to realize the importance of being organized. Well what do these photos tell you… (BTW she has given full permission for these photos to be published)
Back to school is approaching quickly, and here is the before picture that had Mom stressed out about the first day of school.
With school staring in a few weeks and have a rainy day with no other plans, we decided to head to Target and pick up some new Pilot pens and organizational tools to start off the school year right.
(Her clothes organized, well that is a different and constant argument we have.)
Here are our 5 tips to organize a middle schooler’s desk:
- Start slow, do one drawer or area of the desk at a time.
- Dump all contents of a drawer in a clear space on the floor
- Have a garbage pile and a Keep Pile
- Buy a few organizational trays and bins to help organize their supplies
- Let your child put things away in a way that makes sense to them, then provide your suggestions
Since middle school students no longer use pencils to complete most assignments, we are big fans of the 3-pack of Red, Blue, and Black FriXion Erasable Pens. Kids won’t have to cross out misspellings instead they can just erase their mistakes and move on. This reduces the time doing their homework; giving them more time to do other activities. (technology not included)
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- Pilot will be making a minimum of a $125,000 donation to STOMP Out Bullying, spanning 2015 and 2016. If annual sales goals are exceeded, additional funds will be donated. The additional funds, beyond the minimum $125,000 donation, will be determined based on sales performance & purchase quantities.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:
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