Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Take Home Folder

The Take Home Folder helps:
  • Keep you organized!
  • You know where everything is!
  • You do your homework without worry!
  • You remember to give your grownups any imnportant paperwork for them to fill out!
  • You hand things in on time!

 Here's all you do:
  1. Get a sturdy two pocket folder.
  2. Write "Take Home Folder" on the outside along with your name, grade, and classroom number.
  3. Open the folder to the inside.  Write "Bring Back" on the left pocket and "Keep Home" on the right pocket.
At school:
  1. Put your name on all your papers as soon as you get them!
  2. Write the day/date the assignnent is due--right on the paper!
  3. Place homework and any other "returnables" on the "Bring Back" side of your Take Home Folder.
  4. Place any papers that are not "returnables" (notices, corrected papers, etc.) on the "Keep Home" side of your Take Home Folder.
At home:
  1. As soon as you walk in the door enjoy a healthy snack while you go through your Take Home Folder with your grownup.
  2. Take a break:  get outside and play.  The fresh air will really help your brain.
  3. Time for homework--tackle your least favorite/most difficult assignment first.  Set a timer and go for it!  Be sure to check over your work when you're done!
  4. As soon as you have finished and checked over your work, put the homework in that "Bring Back" pocket of your Take Home Folder!
  5. Put your Take Home Folder right into your backpack!
Remember:  Get that homework done!  It's easier to keep up than to catch up!