School has started for most of the kids around here. My son’s preschool starts in a little over a week so I’ve been preparing for his first days. One of the things I’ve been meaning to do all summer is get a system ready for the papers and art that come home. I’m not the type of person that keeps all the paperwork that comes home to start with, but the things I did keep I put in a folder and set aside. So after some thought, I decided that best way for me to sort these papers is by creating a school file box.
I already had a file box that wasn’t being used and some cute folders I picked up at Target. Each year at school will get a folder. I sorted through the folder of papers I kept from the previous year and decided what to keep and what was expendable. I saved the artwork and other items that were meaningful to my son, meaningful to me, or had a lot of effort put into it.
I also included in the file the picture of his class and any other pictures I had from his school. In addition, I created a sheet that can be filled in yearly with information about my child that year such as his favorite activities and food. I think it will be nice to look back at these things down the road.
Now I am ready for all the awesome art and other things that come home this year.