I am not the most organized person in the world but I want my kids to learn organization skills so this is one of the ways to help them learn the skill and to help keep my room a bit tidier. I did this last year and I rarely lost scissors and almost always had a surplus of pencils.
Each morning they have a caddy with sharpened pencils and the supplies that they will need for the day.
picture of caddy….
Oh, Betsy, how do you do this…easy (usually), before they can get ready to go home they must have a caddy that is exactly like this morning’s caddy but the pencils may need to be sharpened. How can they remember what the caddy looked like, you ask? Easy, in the caddy I have a picture of the caddy glued to the back is a list of what should be in the caddy.
You know what, this worked. The tables were very responsible and the more obsessed students would actually check out the caddy several times a day to see if something was missing.