Kristin is back today with another super helpful free printable. This one will teach your kids indpendence while keeping them organized (two things you guys know I love).
Something else that I really love, though, is the section where kids can record what they’re proud of for the day or week.
Not to get off topic, but I’ve been reading Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. Just the other night I underlined this passage:
“Adam and his colleague Jane Dutton found that couting our blessings doesn’t boost our confidence or our effort, but counting our contributions can. Adam and Jane believe this is because gratitude is passive: it makes us feel thankful for what receive. Contributions are active: they build our confidence by reminding us that we can make a difference.”
I made a mental note to find more ways to help my kids record their contributions and then – like magic – Kristin submitted her printable pack!
Read on to download your own copy…
Ah, the back-to-school season. As a former teacher and mom of three, let me tell you, getting organized is half the battle.
Kids have a lot going on. Between running to soccer after school and a weekly piano lesson, homework or chores could fall through the cracks. But all is not lost!
Kids pick up habits easily and we can teach them to be organized at a young age.
Once kids reach middle school, usually schools will require them to use a planner. It’s a way to help them stay on top of all their studies and different teachers. But, if this is the first time they are seeing a planner or trying to be organized, the transition can be difficult.
So here’s the secret – start early!
When children start receiving homework, start building those good habits with our:
The calendar can be used each month to fill in upcoming events.
Everyone like to tick off a box, so use the list maker to help them organize homework, chores and activities.
The last few boxes are for things that don’t necessarily have a place…
Kids can use the notes section to jot down thoughts.
The ‘I need’ box can be filled with the items that kids remind us about and we forget. For example, I need a new pack of pencils for my class or I need a red shirt for spirit day. (This is a box you may want to get in the habit of checking yourself.)
Finally, the last box is for kids to write their achievements. In a world that demands things daily, it’s good to take a moment each day to write some of our proudest moments.